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Pharmacy Organizations Advocate for Vaccine Equity

Press Release

2/23/2021

Pharmacy Organizations Advocate for Vaccine Equity

The National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) have called on the administration to prioritize equitable access and transparency in vaccine allocation. COVID-19 continues to disproportionately affect racially and ethnically minoritized groups, including a disproportionate number of Blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans who have been vaccinated in comparison to non-Hispanic White Americans.

Pharmacists across the country are uniquely positioned to provide accurate and trusted information and to address the systematic challenges that limit vaccine access. Black and other minoritized pharmacists have taken a unique role in educating their respective communities on the importance of being vaccinated. NPhA and SIDP urge pharmacy professionals to partner with local leaders to lessen the barriers to timely COVID-19 vaccine access and education in minoritized communities.

Read the full statement here.

About NPhA

The National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA), established in 1947, is dedicated to representing the views and ideas of minority pharmacists on critical issues affecting healthcare and pharmacy, promoting racial and health equity, as well as advancing the standards of pharmaceutical care among all practitioners.  For questions contact: npha@npha.net

About SIDP

SIDP is an association of pharmacists and allied healthcare professionals dedicated to promoting the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents. SIDP membership is comprised of 1,500 members in hospital, academic, industry, governmental organizations, and other practice settings across all 50 states and throughout the globe. The mission of SIDP is to advance infectious diseases pharmacy and lead antimicrobial stewardship in order to optimize the care of patients. For questions contact sidp@affinity-strategies.com



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