William Carey University (WCU) pharmacy students are giving it their best shot in the fight against COVID-19 by serving alongside Singing River at its drive-thru vaccination events.
“Our students and faculty are proud to work with other health care professionals to fight this pandemic. We hope that our efforts will be effective in protecting people and allowing them to return to a more normal life soon.”Dr. Karen Sicard, College of Health Sciences, William Carey University
Students from the WCU School of Pharmacy have been assisting during their clinical rotations at Singing River since mid-December. The effort was organized by three Assistant Professors of Pharmacy at WCU, who also practice as pharmacists at Singing River – Dr. Michael Bounds, Dr. Ashley Hawthorne, and Dr. Anthony Todd.
“Our faculty and students have been helping immunize employees and the public. Students have administered immunizations. They’ve prepared doses from bulk vials and distributed them to pharmacists and nurses. WCU pharmacy students have also helped with record-keeping, filling out Centers for Disease Control immunization cards with vaccine lot numbers.”Dr. Michael Bounds, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, William Carey University
WCU President Dr. Tommy King thanked COHS students for their outreach to the community and said he is proud that they perform far beyond the tasks required of them.
“It is going to take all hands on deck to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to our community as quickly and efficiently as possible. We can not thank William Carey and the students enough for assisting us in this monumental effort to improve health and save lives.”Lisa Fratesi, Director of Pharmacy Services, Singing River Health System
“Singing River Health System has done an excellent job managing scheduling, vaccine supply, and staffing for immunization events. As of mid-February, they’ve given more than 18,000 immunizations. We’re proud to have been a part of their efforts.”Dr. Michael Bounds, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, William Carey University
WCU President Dr. Tommy King also thanks students for their outreach to the community and said he is proud that they perform far beyond the tasks required of them.