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UK Pharmacy Students Fight the Flu

Published 10-12-2011 7:31 AM | Mark D. Birdwhistell  

There's nothing worse than the dreaded aches and pains, chills and general state of misery that come along with the flu, so it's a good thing that this illness is largely preventable with a yearly flu vaccination. Recently, our pharmacy students were on a mission to keep UK flu-free by providing flu immunizations to faculty members in the College of Pharmacy, along with immunization drives at Good Samaritan Hospital and roving 'cart services' through University Health Service. Two brave students, Leanne Hewlett and Doug Deitemeyer, even had the chance to immunize UK President Dr. Eli Capilouto and UK College of Pharmacy Dean Tim Tracy. 

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Leanne Hewlett gives President Capilouto his flu shot

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Doug Deitemeyer gives Dean Tim Tracy his flu shot

All of this was organized by our pharmacy students as part of the college's participation in American Pharmacists Month. Members of the UK Chapter of the American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists have also planned several other noteworthy events for this month some of which include:

  • Going to Bluegrass Care Clinic, a medical clinic for Lexington's HIV patients, where HIV-ABC Committee members attend patient visits and become 'adherence buddies' with the patients, encouraging them to stay compliant with their medications.
  • Med Toss Drug Take-Back events, on Saturday, Oct. 29, where patients can dispose of expired medications at four different locations including:  Division of Police Roll Call Facility, 1165 Centre Pkwy; Kentucky-American Water, 2300 Richmond Road; Hamburg Walmart, 2350 Grey Lag Way; and Dunbar High School, 1600 Man O War Blvd.

Thanks to our great pharmacy students for your efforts in helping to make our university and community a healthier place.

For a link to the press release for the event, click HERE.

 

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 Pharmacy students with President Dr. Eli Capilouto and Dean Tim Tracy

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