To describe the procedures for implementing a comprehensive pretravel health program in a supermarket chain pharmacy.
Central Virginia (Richmond, Fredericksburg, Williamsburg, and Roanoke) between 2000 and 2008.
Ukrop's is a local supermarket chain with 29 stores, 20 of which have pharmacies. Ukrop's Pharmacy offers enhanced patient care services, including medication therapy management, wellness services, diabetes education and management, smoking cessation, and immunizations.
Comprehensive pretravel health program.
Main outcome measures
Number of patients participating in the pretravel health program and number of vaccinations administered by pharmacists.
An average of 1,000 patients per year participate in the pretravel health program, and approximately 1,900 vaccines are administered each year.
A comprehensive pretravel program is a successful service in a supermarket chain pharmacy. It provides another option for travelers seeking pretravel health care.