Pharmacy Appreciation Month – a time to celebrate pharmacy professionals
January 19, 2021: 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,” says Christina Tulk, Chair, Canadian Pharmacists Association.
Tulk, a frontline pharmacist in Corner Brook, NL, has seen firsthand the extraordinary efforts demonstrated by pharmacists over the past year. “The profession has really shown that it is up to the task during this unprecedented time and I could not be prouder to be a pharmacist.
“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 for the role they play, day in, day out,” added Tulk.
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 professional.
This March 2021 let’s celebrate and appreciate the pharmacy professionals who have been there for Canadians throughout the pandemic.
As we get closer to March keep an eye on www.pharmacists.ca/pam for more info and resources about #PAM2021
About the Canadian Pharmacists Association
The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is the uniting national voice of pharmacy and the pharmacist profession in Canada. As pharmacists undertake an enhanced role in the delivery of health care services, CPhA ensures that the profession is recognized as a national leader in health care, influencing the policies, programs, budgets and initiatives affecting the profession and the health of Canadians.