Pharmacy students in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy are playing a central role in providing COVID-19 vaccines to Floridians. Student volunteers in Gainesville, Jacksonville and Orlando have joined the vaccination effort to help stem the pandemic. Those students certified to provide immunizations are delivering vaccines in the arm, while others are preparing solutions and assisting with administrative tasks.
For the student volunteers, it’s an opportunity to put their vaccine training into practice and deliver hope for a healthier tomorrow.
“One of the patients I vaccinated was so excited to receive the vaccine because she finally gets to see her grandson again,” said Anna Dostie, a second-year UF College of Pharmacy student who is volunteering with UF Health’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution. “To hear people say things like that really warms your heart and puts into perspective how pharmacists are part of this historic vaccination campaign.”