(NC) Modern pharmacies are about so much more than just medication. Along with delivering a more complete and personalized health experience, pharmacies are now great for multitasking as they are increasingly offering added services that let you check everything off your to-do list.

1. Get your shingles vaccine. Caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, shingles is one of the most common viral illnesses that adults can suffer from. In fact, it’s estimated that one in three adults over age 50 will get the condition in their lifetime. Fortunately, Ontario pharmacies can now administer vaccines for several diseases, including shingles. Once you get a prescription for a shingles shot from your doctor, you can get it filled and administered in a single visit to a Rexall pharmacy.

2. Last-minute gift shopping. Buy the perfect gift, wrapping, and greeting card all in one stop. Pharmacies now have a great selection of food, clothing, and entertainment gift cards; children’s toys; and hostess’ gifts like fancy chocolates or home accents.

3. Manage chronic conditions. Over the last several years, the role of your pharmacist has expanded. More than simply dispensing medication or filling a prescription, pharmacists now play an integral role in patient care. Your local Rexall pharmacist can now help you quit smoking, manage chronic conditions, monitor blood pressure, and adapt or adjust your prescriptions.

4. Pick up grocery essentials. Running low on essentials but don’t have time for a big grocery stop? Your neighbourhood pharmacy makes it convenient to pick up select food essentials at great prices.