News archive - April 2021

Friday, April 30, 2021

“Where I need to be in 2021” – Pharmacy staff reflect on supporting COVID-19 vaccination clinic

Robin Andrade and Rosemary Killeen wearing PPE and preparing syringes

Since it opened in March, the Health Sciences Campus Clinic has been staffed by a hardworking local health care providers and volunteers. The Region’s third-largest mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic is run by the Centre for Family Medicine and housed on the first floor of the School of Pharmacy. Many staff, faculty and students from the School of Pharmacy support its operations outside of their normal schooling and job hours.

Robin Andrade and Rosemary Killeen are two of these staff members. Andrade (below) is a Professional Practice Instructor and Registered Pharmacy Technician.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Pharmacy Meets Policy: Meeting the Prime Minister of Canada as a CPhA Co-op Student

A Zoom call with pharmacist and government participants

By Randilynne Urslak

Randilynne (third row down, furthest left) on a Zoom call with pharmacists across Canada, the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Pharmacy alumni and students support COVID-19 vaccination pilot in downtown Toronto pharmacies

Three pharmacists wearing masks and standing in the pharmacy

Tarun Fernandez (Rx2020), Elaine Tai (Rx2018), and Brittani Brown (Rx2022) supported the pilot sites

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Vaccine education at Pfizer

Gokul Pullagura sitting at computer in home office

PhD alumnus Gokul Raj Pullagura shares his experiences working as a vaccine educator on the first COVID-19 vaccine to be approved in Canada

There are many steps before the COVID-19 vaccine gets to your arm.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Pharmacy alumnus and students from Ottawa hospital help vaccination effort in long-term care homes

Valerie, Alicia, a pharmacy technician and Alex preparing vaccinations

Long-term care homes are among the hardest hit institutions in terms of COVID-19 infections in Canada. When vaccines began to arrive in Canada, long-term care (LTC) homes were consequently identified as a high priority for vaccination.

In Ottawa, the public health unit asked local hospitals to help with vaccine distribution to high-risk areas like LTC homes and retirement communities.

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