(Edmonton, AB) – The Edmonton Oilers and Oil Kings are teaming up with Rexall Drugstore to help fans prevent the flu. Rexall will be onsite at the Oilers home games on November 3 and 6, as well as the Oil Kings game on November 7, offering the flu shot to fans over the age of nine.
“We’re delighted to partner with Rexall on this public health initiative,” said Bob Nicholson, Chief Executive Officer, Oilers Entertainment Group. “We want our fans to stay healthy and cheer on the Oilers and Oil Kings throughout the season and a flu shot is an important way to do that.”
Coinciding with the Oilers regular season, flu season generally lasts from October to May. It’s very important to take steps to stay healthy and minimize the spread of germs during this time. Washing your hands frequently, keeping your hands away from your face and coughing and sneezing into your arm, not your hand, are all simple steps that can help prevent the spread of the flu virus.
“It’s often said, the best offence is a good defence, and there is no better defence for protecting your family, friends, co-workers and yourself from getting sick than getting a flu shot,” said Jürgen Schreiber, Chief Executive Officer, Rexall.
Rexall is committed to making it easier for patients to get a flu shot any time, any day, with no appointment necessary. Fans who are unable to attend one of the games mentioned above can visit www.rexall.ca/storelocator to find a Rexall location closest to them to receive their flu shot.
Edmonton Oilers hockey is presented by Molson Canadian, Rogers, Ford, Scotiabank and the Rexall Family of Pharmacies.