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Fighting COVID-19 one vaccination at a time

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, independent pharmacies have gone above and beyond on the frontlines, providing continuous care to their communities and so much more. They helped curb the spread of coronavirus by providing timely guidance to their patients online and quickly implementing in-store safety measures. They went to great lengths to make hand sanitizer available to the masses. They eased burdens, lifted spirits, and gave back to their communities in all kinds of creative ways.

From education to vaccination and all the acts of kindness in between, there are countless examples of humble heroism taking place every day in pharmacies across the country. Now, with Good Neighbor Pharmacy locations stepping up once again as trusted and accessible vaccinators, we’re proud to profile fearless pharmacies as they strive to put an end to the pandemic. Find a local Good Neighbor Pharmacy offering the COVID-19 vaccine here.

Dans Wellness Pharmacy

Dan’s Wellness PharmacyStafford, Virginia

"My family talked about it and we wanted to do something that people could easily grab and not feel bad about doing it."

Dan Singh, Owner and Pharmacist

While waiting for the vaccine to arrive, Dan’s Wellness Pharmacy spent their December giving out bags of grocery staples to the people in their community. Owner Dan Singh and his family knew the folks in the surrounding area were struggling, so they turned their storage room into a temporary food pantry, filling it every few days with groceries they purchased and donations from their pharmacy staff and customers. They then filled bags with items like cereal, pasta, and canned vegetables and set them up outside for people to take at their own discretion.

Glenns Pharmacies

Glenn’s PharmaciesMarion/Salem, Kentucky

"It was such a successful day and everyone was very appreciative. Our customers are special people!"

Tashena Hill, Owner and Pharmacist

Glenn’s Apothecary and Glenn’s Prescription Center teamed up to host their first COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the education building of their local hospital. The facility has a wrap-around driveway, which allowed them to administer most of the vaccinations curbside. After the event, they continued getting patients signed up to their waiting list and posted a video tutorial on Facebook to walk people through the simple process.

Haller's Pharmacy

Haller’s PharmacyFremont, California

"This is where my kids go to school. This is where I grew up. This is where I'm in a Rotarian. I'm on the Fremont chamber board. We know where people are and what they need."

Jasmine Basrai, Chief Operating Officer

When the large chain pharmacies in Fremont couldn’t keep up with their COVID-19 vaccine allocations, Haller’s Pharmacy was able to step in and put to work its community connections and pre-existing relationships with congregate and assisted living facilities. They started doing mobile vaccination clinics by tapping into the infrastructure that they had already established while sending pharmacists out into the community during the pandemic. Those clinics led to Haller’s becoming known as a go-to place to send extra vaccine doses in danger of expiring. And by teaming up with the Fremont Fire Department on Saturdays and Sundays, they’ve been able to ramp up their operations to administer up to 1,400 doses over the course of a weekend.

Harry Race

Harry Race PharmacySitka, Alaska

"We’re setting up and prepping and following the tiers that the state’s giving us to go by for administration."

Dirk White, Owner and Pharmacist

By collaborating with the State of Alaska, Harry Race Pharmacy was able to complete its first round of Phase 1a COVID-19 vaccinations in late December. The team set up at the local firehall and administered the vaccine to EMT Sitka Firehall, Sitka Police, Alaska State Troopers, Guardian Medic First Responders, and local healthcare workers. As Harry Race Pharmacy received more doses in the new year, they expanded their distribution to include long-term care residents and staff, and then all Alaskans age 65 and above, per CDC and state guidelines. They added links to their website for people to schedule an appointment for pre-selected dates, and they also provided helpful FAQs about the COVID-19 vaccine to alleviate concerns and encourage patience through the lengthy vaccine rollout process.

Healthville Pharmacy

Healthville PharmacyLaredo, Texas

"Healthville Pharmacy thrives on serving the community and we’ll continue to do our part to help combat the challenges we all face with the COVID-19 pandemic. At the beginning, we compounded hand sanitizer when there was a shortage. As soon as the vaccine became available, we were among the first to vaccinate. We’re persistently responsive when it comes to pushing our community through tough times."

Kehinde Busari, Pharmacy Manager

Healthville Pharmacy worked diligently with community leaders and city departments of health, fire, and police to organize a large-scale COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinic. They were able to vaccinate frontline healthcare workers, residents at long-term care facilities, people over 65, and patients with chronic medical conditions as part of Phase 1A and Phase 1B.

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