Editorial Stories

Read these powerful stories about how pharmacists from across the country are impacting success rates for COVID-19 vaccinations in their communities.

Pharmacist Partners With Faith-Based Communities to Provide COVID-19 Vaccinations

Pharmacist Partners With Faith-Based Communities to Provide COVID-19 Vaccinations

You Don’t Need to Be a Vaccinator to Make a Difference

You Don’t Need to Be a Vaccinator to Make a Difference

Pharmacist Leads by Example and Uses Social Media to Educate Her Community

Pharmacist Leads by Example and Uses Social Media to Educate Her Community

Vaccine Hesitant Patients Just Want to Be Heard

Vaccine Hesitant Patients Just Want to Be Heard

Putting People at Ease by Providing Vaccines at Familiar Community Locations

Putting People at Ease by Providing Vaccines at Familiar Community Locations

Pharmacist Collaborates With Local County Jail to Immunize Inmates Against COVID-19

Pharmacist Collaborates With Local County Jail to Immunize Inmates Against COVID-19

Helping Underserved People Overcome Fear and Logistics Problems to Get Vaccinated

Helping Underserved People Overcome Fear and Logistics Problems to Get Vaccinated

Word of Mouth Helps Pharmacist Convince Conservative Patients to Get Vaccinated

Word of Mouth Helps Pharmacist Convince Conservative Patients to Get Vaccinated

Pharmacist Brings Convenience to His Community to Encourage Vaccine Uptake

Pharmacist Brings Convenience to His Community to Encourage Vaccine Uptake

Pharmacist Leverages Trust to Improve Vaccine Confidence Among Black Community Members

Pharmacist Leverages Trust to Improve Vaccine Confidence Among Black Community Members

Converting Uncertainty to a ‘Yes’ after Explaining the Vaccine Approval Process

Converting Uncertainty to a ‘Yes’ after Explaining the Vaccine Approval Process

Reaching Communities From Within

Reaching Communities From Within

Mirroring Your Community Enhances Trust and Influence

Mirroring Your Community Enhances Trust and Influence

Patience and Listening Lead to Success

Patience and Listening Lead to Success

Trusting Relationships and Information Lead to Vaccination Success

Trusting Relationships and Information Lead to Vaccination Success

Staying Up to Date Supports Pharmacist’s Readiness to Express Vaccine Confidence

Staying Up to Date Supports Pharmacist’s Readiness to Express Vaccine Confidence

Harness Those Whom You Believe to Be the Most Effective Vaccine Advocates

Harness Those Whom You Believe to Be the Most Effective Vaccine Advocates

Vaccines Belong in People’s Arms. Educate with the Facts.

Vaccines Belong in People’s Arms. Educate with the Facts.

Independent Pharmacist Brings Vaccines to Immigrant Communities

Independent Pharmacist Brings Vaccines to Immigrant Communities

Pharmacist Gives Patients the Time They Need to Feel Confident About Vaccination

Pharmacist Gives Patients the Time They Need to Feel Confident About Vaccination

Pharmacist Earns Trust of Some of the Toughest Customers

Pharmacist Earns Trust of Some of the Toughest Customers

Pharmacist Counters Vaccine Hesitancy in Vietnamese American Community and Beyond

Pharmacist Counters Vaccine Hesitancy in Vietnamese American Community and Beyond

Pharmacist Removes Vaccination Barriers by Bringing Vaccines to the Public

Pharmacist Removes Vaccination Barriers by Bringing Vaccines to the Public

Pharmacist Plants a Seed With Personalized Community Outreach

Pharmacist Plants a Seed With Personalized Community Outreach

Pharmacists Don’t Need to Do It All: Student Pharmacists Are Valuable Team Members

Pharmacists Don’t Need to Do It All: Student Pharmacists Are Valuable Team Members

Assistant Dean Leads Pharmacy School in Mass Vaccination Initiative

Assistant Dean Leads Pharmacy School in Mass Vaccination Initiative

Pharmacist Leads Mass Vaccination Clinic at Disneyland

Pharmacist Leads Mass Vaccination Clinic at Disneyland

Pharmacists and Technicians Win Over Patients Stuck “in the Middle” on Vaccines

Pharmacists and Technicians Win Over Patients Stuck “in the Middle” on Vaccines

Empowering People With Knowledge to Conquer Vaccine-Related Fears and Anxieties

Empowering People With Knowledge to Conquer Vaccine-Related Fears and Anxieties

Pharmacist Deconstructs Vaccine Misinformation With Culture-Centered Approach

Pharmacist Deconstructs Vaccine Misinformation With Culture-Centered Approach

Tribal Pharmacist Addresses Individual Concerns and Appeals to Cultural Values

Tribal Pharmacist Addresses Individual Concerns and Appeals to Cultural Values

Pharmacist Helps Teenager Convince Mom to Get Vaccinated

Pharmacist Helps Teenager Convince Mom to Get Vaccinated

Vaccine Refusal Hits Home for Pharmacist

Vaccine Refusal Hits Home for Pharmacist

People Need Individual Vaccination Concerns Acknowledged

People Need Individual Vaccination Concerns Acknowledged

Pharmacist Tailors His Approach to Each Person’s Concerns

Pharmacist Tailors His Approach to Each Person’s Concerns

Represent Your Community, Show Them They Matter, and Meet Them Where They Are

Represent Your Community, Show Them They Matter, and Meet Them Where They Are

Be a Model for Teaching Student Pharmacists to Hear Their Patients

Be a Model for Teaching Student Pharmacists to Hear Their Patients

Public Health Pharmacist Increases Vaccine Access for Underserved Groups

Public Health Pharmacist Increases Vaccine Access for Underserved Groups

Knowledge Increases Vaccine Confidence, Pharmacist’s Research Shows

Knowledge Increases Vaccine Confidence, Pharmacist’s Research Shows

Pharmacist Prepares Health Professions Students to Address Vaccine Confidence

Pharmacist Prepares Health Professions Students to Address Vaccine Confidence

Recognize the Problem and Find the Solution

Recognize the Problem and Find the Solution

Logistics Are Vital for Improving Patient Access to Vaccines

Logistics Are Vital for Improving Patient Access to Vaccines

Meet People Where They Are to Improve Vaccine Confidence

Meet People Where They Are to Improve Vaccine Confidence

Bring Exceptional Care to Health Care for Frightened Patients

Bring Exceptional Care to Health Care for Frightened Patients

Health-System Pharmacist Gives Her Days Off to Vaccine Effort

Health-System Pharmacist Gives Her Days Off to Vaccine Effort

Familiar Faces and Eye-Catching Resources Encourage Vaccine Confidence

Familiar Faces and Eye-Catching Resources Encourage Vaccine Confidence

Making COVID-19 Vaccine Discussions Personal

Making COVID-19 Vaccine Discussions Personal

Break Down Barriers That Prevent People From Getting Vaccinated

Break Down Barriers That Prevent People From Getting Vaccinated

Protecting Our Armed Forces

Protecting Our Armed Forces

Pharmacist Couple Cultivates Vaccine Confidence From the Pulpit

Pharmacist Couple Cultivates Vaccine Confidence From the Pulpit

Each Vaccination May Convince Another Person to Get the Vaccine

Each Vaccination May Convince Another Person to Get the Vaccine

Research Prepares Pharmacist to Address Patient Vaccine Concerns

Research Prepares Pharmacist to Address Patient Vaccine Concerns

Helping Local Community Pharmacies Implement Immunization Services

Helping Local Community Pharmacies Implement Immunization Services

No Hurdle Too High for Community-Based Immunizers

No Hurdle Too High for Community-Based Immunizers

Convenience, Information, and Incentives Improve Vaccine Confidence on University Campus

Convenience, Information, and Incentives Improve Vaccine Confidence on University Campus

Independent Pharmacist Fights for Vaccine Access for Her Rural Community

Independent Pharmacist Fights for Vaccine Access for Her Rural Community

Gaining Community Trust by Speaking Patients’ Languages

Gaining Community Trust by Speaking Patients’ Languages