For two months, locals have been dealing with a shortage of children's pain and fever medication. That shortage may be over soon.

To ensure that kids' medicine is available, Alberta's government and Alberta Health Services (AHS) secured five million units of acetaminophen and ibuprofen for the province.

“Cold and flu season is always difficult on young children and their families and causes additional strain on our health system, especially at our children’s hospitals," said Alberta Premier Danielle Smith.

Once the medication arrives in the province, it will be sent to community and retail pharmacies for parents and caregivers.

If an individual pharmacy is concerned about supply, they have the ability to issue the medicine from behind the counter.

Once Alberta pharmacies have been stocked up, the province will work to share the remaining supply across Canada.