Target's Canadian stores offer allergy advice for summer

Resources aimed at parents sending kids to summer camp

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Target Corp. is reaching out to Canadian customers preparing to send their children to summer camp with information and resources about allergies.

The mass merchandise retailer, which has lately made a major push into Canada with 48 stores around the country, said its pharmacists would be available to provide advice on allergies.

"While bathing suits and sunscreen are often at the top of the camp checklist, preparing for allergies, food sensitivities and how to ensure medication is taken properly is not always top-of-mind," Target pharmacy franchisee Bowen Chen said. "Asking the right questions up front and flagging any potential medical concerns will ensure parents are confident sending their children off to enjoy the beautiful outdoors."

Stores will have tip sheets and takeaways, as well as information on the EpiPen, the epinephrine auto-injector made by Mylan Specialty used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions.

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