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Calling all immunizers!

Calling all immunizers!

The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy is pleased to announce the Innovation in Vaccine Services Award, a new award recognizing leadership and innovation in protecting Canadians from vaccine-preventable diseases.

The winning pharmacist or pharmacy team will receive $2,000 and be profiled in CFP’s Fall 2024 Changing Face of Pharmacy magazine.

The application deadline is July 31. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be rewarded and celebrated for your achievements in raising vaccination coverage rates in Canada! Application criteria:

  • You can nominate yourself or your pharmacy team, or another pharmacist or pharmacy team (including all certified immunizers, e.g., pharmacy technicians).
  • Vaccine services must go beyond vaccinations for influenza and COVID-19, including services for privately funded vaccines (e.g., for shingles).
  • Submit an essay of 500 to 700 words describing:
    • Why it was important for you or your team to become a leading provider of vaccine services in your community;
    • How you are able to provide vaccines services sustainably and to accommodate growing demand (e.g., changes to workflow, use of technology, other business practices);
    • Evidence of the positive difference you have made in vaccination coverage (e.g., growth rate and numbers of vaccinations, vaccine services outside the pharmacy, media coverage, etc.);
    • Marketing and awareness-raising strategies including, if applicable, communications and collaborations with Public Health and other healthcare providers; and
    • Your goals for the future.
  • Include photos of your vaccine services “in action”
  • Include testimonials from patients and other community members (e.g., Public Health, family physicians, retirement homes, etc.)
  • Include any other documents or samples you feel help demonstrate your leadership and innovation (e.g., in marketing, documentation, use of a smartphone app, etc.)

Email your submission by July 31 to Linda Prytula, Executive Director of CFP, lindaprytula@cfpnet.ca. CFP’s Awards Committee will select the winner, who will be notified in September. GSK is the funding partner for the Innovation in Vaccines Services Award. GSK is not involved in any aspect of the process for receiving and reviewing applications, nor in selecting the Award recipient.

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