Hauser’s Pharmacy hits vaccination milestone, 1,000 doses in one week in fight to end global pandemic.
Pictured above, Mike Lessard (seated) poses with Hauser’s Pharmacy, Owner and Pharmacist, Phil Hauser (standing) after receiving the 1,000th dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at the Hauser’s Pharmacy on April 20, 2021
Dunnville, On - Making history in his office at Hauser’s Pharmacy, in Dunnville, Owner and Pharmacist Phil Hauser drew the pharmacy’s 1,000th dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. “Today is an exciting day for us,” said Hauser, moments after a syringe was filled and as recipient Mike Lessard of Dunnville, Ontario rolled up his sleeve to accept the milestone shot.
Hauser’s Pharmacy received its first shipment of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine early April marking yet another milestone in the history of the pharmacy as being first among the few community pharmacies permitted to assist the provincial government in its efforts to vaccine the population. Soon after the first shipment arrived Hauser’s began their first roll out of vaccine to eligible registered patients at Hauser’s Pharmacy, Dunnville, a seamless effort that averaged over 100 doses a day.
Due to overwhelming response from the community Hauser’s hit the milestone on Tuesday April 20, having now administered a first dose to more than 1,000 people in the Haldimand-Norfolk and surrounding areas. Nationally, one-fifth of the Canadian population has now received at least one dose of a vaccine to protect against the deadly COVID-19 disease.
The efficiency of such an effort begins behind the scenes, Hauser also attributes the success of reaching this many people to the patience and understanding of both the community and his team which oversees the online and on-site registration process and his professional and dedicated team of pharmacists and staff.
Those that have been vaccinated have expressed a variety of emotions, says Hauser. Some express the joy that comes , a sense of relief, and some happiness with receiving immune protection from the virus. Hauser says that several of those vaccinated have been asking for selfies and have been posing in front of the Hauser’s “Vaccination Station” backdrop.
Hauser is encouraging everyone that is provincial eligible to receive the vaccine if they can. In an effort to vaccinate more people faster, Hauser’s recommends visiting their site online at HausersPharmacy.com and registering to be on their wait list, as vaccine arrives, their team will contact potential candidates to receive their dose.
Until all are vaccinated and in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community, protect the healthcare system and save lives, Hauser’s continues to urge all residents to follow the recommended and mandatory public health measures and provincial guidelines and regulations. Hauser’s Pharmacy continues to offer free delivery to all of its patients and can be contacted at Hauserspharmacy.com