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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.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Pharmacy prof supports logistics and training for vaccine clinic

Brett Barrett receiving cooler with vaccines inside from woman

Brett Barrett was the person who received the very first delivery of Pfizer vaccines at the Region of Waterloo COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic located at the Health Sciences Campus of the University of Waterloo.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Alumnus Vincent Vuong shares COVID challenges in busy GTA hospital

A team of healthcare providers wearing masks and socially distanced outside a hospital

Vincent (second from right) with fellow health-care providers outside the Mississauga Hospital

COVID-19 cases are surging, particularly in the GTA, and hospitals are busier than ever before providing care to Ontarians. Health-care providers are being pushed to the limits as the pandemic wears on past the one-year milestone.

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