"We’re always having to educate our patients, advocate for them, and look out for them because nobody else will. It’s our job to help them stay current, help them get on that list, and help them get the vaccine because they need it."
Chichi Ilonzo Momah, COO and Pharmacist-in-Charge
Springfield Pharmacy was one of the first independent community pharmacies in the Philadelphia area to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to patients age 75 and older as part of Phase 1A. To handle the overwhelming demand for the vaccine, they created a Google form and put that link on their website to start building a waiting list, which quickly grew into the thousands by word of mouth alone. An additional staff member was also brought onboard to help manage vaccination appointments as they work hard to educate patients about the importance of getting the vaccine, set honest expectations with their community, and administer shots as quickly as possible when they receive allocations.