Pharmacists are building vaccine confidence and contributing to increasing vaccination rates that will help bring the pandemic to a close.
It is not just about vaccine administration. Pharmacists are community leaders and advisors. They connect with their patients. Pharmacists use their expertise to provide the information and knowledge patients need to make educated decisions. APhA is sharing these successes through video and narrative stories you can read, watch, and share with your patients and communities.
Stories from the frontlines
Read these powerful stories about how pharmacists and pharmacy team members from across the country improve their communities’ success rates for COVID-19 vaccinations.
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Pharmacists in action
Watch videos demonstrating how pharmacists are helping patients decide to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Vaccine Conversations: “Just Giving Information is Very, Very Powerful”
Dr. Jacqueise Unonu, a pharmacist at the Howard University College of Pharmacy, discusses her conversations with patients have questions and concerns about the COVID vaccines. “I want to listen to what they have to say. I want to listen to why they’re hesitant, what are the barriers to receiving the vaccine, and address those concerns,” she says. “Just giving information is very, very powerful.”
COVID Vaccines: Connecting with Family, and Empowering Patients
Dr. Malaika Turner, a pharmacist at the Howard University College of Pharmacy, says she got the vaccine “not so much for myself but my family,” so she can have dinner with father regularly. “The weight being lifted is unbelievable,” she said. In her practice, strives to empower her patients to be proactive information seekers. “It’s a decision they have to make on their own time,” she says.
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