MONTGOMERY, AL. (January 22, 2020) — As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across our nation, Gov. Kay Ivey said the number of reported cases in Alabama continues to go “in the wrong direction.” According to Ivey, more action is required to reduce the virus’ spread and avoid overwhelming our already stretched critical healthcare resources. The statewide vaccine distribution plan added to the governor’s “Safer at Home” health order is aimed at slowing down the rate of new infections, specifically in long-term care facilities.
Turenne PharMedCo, a local long-term care pharmacy, is excited to offer staff at long-term care facilities a unique opportunity. They will be hosting a series of virtual classes led by pharmacists to educate long-term care staff about the COVID-19 Vaccine. The instructional class entitled “COVID-19 Vaccine: A Pharmacist Point of View”, will be available on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM. Nurses licensed in the state of Alabama will receive one hour of continuing education for attendance.
“We each have an important role in stopping the spread of COVID-19. As healthcare professionals, we are on the frontline with the responsibility to protect ourselves, our residents, and our loved ones at home,” said Sarah Barker, Pharm.D., Vice President of Pharmacy Services at Turenne PharMedCo. “We hope to provide some facts about the vaccine that will offset much of the misinformation circulating within our community.”
Long-term care staff wanting to learn more should visit www.TurennePharMedCo.com/Vaccine.