Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists have been at the forefront of this international health crisis. Whether providing patient care in a variety of settings, in the laboratory developing new vaccines, compounding hand sanitizer in the early days of the pandemic when there was a shortage, in Zoom meetings planning health care strategies for the safety of the community, or in the media spotlight offering expert commentary, the pharmacy world is making a significant impact.
Certainly, UGA Pharmacy has been a key player in the pandemic as well, whether in our own labs, classrooms, community health settings, or other vital areas where care is most needed. One of the greatest contributors to this effort has been our PharmDawg Vaccinators.
Almost 5,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered by P2 and P3 students and 10 faculty members in Northeast Georgia since January of this year, reported Dr. Ashley Hannings, Associate IPPE Director of Ambulatory Care. In addition, P4 students have been involved with vaccination efforts at sites across the state. From local pharmacies to outpatient clinics and more, PharmDawg Vaccinators have been on the scene, assuring the safe administration of the vaccine.
PharmDawg Vaccinator community partners in the Atlanta/Northeast Georgia area include:
North Georgia Physicians Group – Gainesville
University Cancer and Blood Center – Athens
Tuxedo Pharmacy – Atlanta
Kroger Pharmacy – Athens
Publix Pharmacy – Watkinsville and Lawrenceville
Medical Arts Pharmacy – Milledgeville
Lula Pharmacy – Lula
Lily’s Pharmacy – John’s Creek
Hodgson’s Pharmacy – Athens
Mercy Health Center – Athens
For more information on PharmDawg Vaccinators, contact Dr. Hannings.