Binigyan na ng pahintulot ng Professional Regulation Commission at ng Professional Regulatory Board of Pharmacy ang Philippine Pharmacists Association (PPhA) na sanayin at bigyan ng sertipikasyon ang mga Pilipinong pharmacists upang sila ay makapagturok ng Coronavirus disease 2019 o COVID-19 vaccines at iba pang mga bakuna sa mga indibidwal na may sapat na gulang sa pamamagitan ng PPhA Immunizing Pharmacist Certification Program.
Inilunsad ang nasabing programa noong Abril 5, 2021.
“As Filipino pharmacists, we are proud to play an end-to-end role in the country’s national vaccination program. We will continue to collaborate closely with our fellow healthcare professionals in ensuring safe and effective vaccinations as we work towards the full recovery of the Philippines,” pahayag ni PPhA President Maria Gilda Sebua-Saljay.
Pinasalamatan naman ni Department of Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire ang PPhA sa kanilang mga inisyatiba at tulong sa gitna ng pandemya.
“As we ramp up our COVID-19 vaccination program in the coming months, we are expecting a greater demand for the human resources for health who will be administering the vaccines. As a long-time partner of the Department of Health in advocating better health outcomes, we look forward to the accreditation of the PPhA as a training provider for pharmacists. These collaborations with professional societies are instrumental [in] bringing an end to this pandemic,” pahayag ni Usec. Vergeire.
Maaari namang magparehistro ang mga pharmacist na interesadong sumailalim sa PPhA Immunizing Pharmacist Certification Program sa link na ito: https://bit.ly/IPCP_Application.
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