As a long time pharmacist, I have seen firsthand the importance of access to medical care and medications in achieving optimal health. Physicians and pharmacists rely upon prescription and over-the-counter medications to help people achieve and maintain good health, allowing for the treatment, cure or prevention of a wide variety of ailments.
When I decided, as a young boy, to pursue a career in pharmacy, my motivation, not unlike many who choose a career in health care, was my desire to help people. At Family Pharmacy our pharmacists not only dispense the medications prescribed by physicians but also provide education to our patients on managing their disease, selecting over-the-counter medications and supplements as well as tips and advice on ways our patients can improve their health.
Proper nutrition, alongside medications when needed, is the cornerstone of good health, especially for children. Children who get the vitamins and nutrients their developing bodies demand have the opportunity to develop a robust immune response that makes them less prone to illness. Additionally, childhood is the ideal time to develop good health habits that hopefully become lifelong habits.
Good nutrition starts with a healthy diet but as a pharmacist, I also believe in the importance of a multivitamin supplement. Very few people, particularly children, practice a healthy, balanced diet 100% of the time. Although multivitamin supplementation is not a substitute for a well balanced diet, I view consistent multivitamin supplementation as safeguard against nutritional gaps.
Family Pharmacy, as a local, family owned and community oriented business, strives not only to serve our customers but also to give back to the communities that we call home. As a pharmacist and owner of Family Pharmacy, I saw access to children’s multivitamins as an unmet need, leading to the development and launch of the Healthy Futures Vitamin Club.
The Healthy Futures Vitamin Club is available at any of our Family Pharmacy locations and gives enrolled children a FREE 30 count bottle of gummy vitamins each month. The free program is open to all school-age children. To enroll, parents simply visit their closest Family Pharmacy and sign up. Each month, parents may come in and pick up a free 30-count bottle of children’s multivitamins.
One Healthy Futures entry per child, enrolees can receive one 30-count bottle of children’s multivitamins per month. Family Pharmacy reserves the right to discontinue the program at any time. Ask your pharmacist for details.