Pharmacy Awareness Month, the annual national campaign that shines a spotlight on all things pharmacy, is moving from ‘awareness’ to ‘appreciation’ this March to better reflect and celebrate the extraordinary role pharmacists play in health care, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Staying open and accessible throughout the pandemic, the pharmacy community stepped up like never before to answer questions, allay concerns, provide additional health care services, and give a record number of flu shots, all the while putting in the necessary procedures to protect their staff and patients.
As key members of health care teams slated to administer the COVID-19 vaccine — the largest public health mobilization of its type in Canadian history — it’s time to celebrate the work of pharmacy professionals and the role they play, day in, day out.
From renewing prescriptions, delivering vaccinations, providing medication management services, and assessing and prescribing for minor ailments and conditions, there are more reasons than ever to celebrate the pharmacy profession, highlight the health care services now offered at the pharmacy and encourage Canadians to thank their pharmacy professionals.
This March 2021 let’s celebrate and appreciate the pharmacy professionals who have been there for Canadians throughout the pandemic.