Protect pharmacists from COVID-19 to curtail the spread of the disease in the community

Protect pharmacists from COVID-19 to curtail the spread of the disease in the community

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Bill Lee started this petition to Australian Health Protection Principal Committee and

As a matter of urgency, pharmacy owners, business leaders and government must work closely to ensure the continued availability of crucial protective equipment such as face masks and proshield coveralls for our pharmacy workers.

Pharmacists are frontline health workers who's health and lives are at risk in our battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of them will likely be working over time, fighting increased fatigue and stress. Many of us rely upon, or know someone who relies upon the life saving services provided by pharmacists.

In our battle against this pandemic, pharmacies will experience a surge in volume of shoppers, increasing the risk of transmission at pharmacies.

Pharmacists will administer a high volume of flu shots in April and May. This exponentially increases their chances of not only catching COVID-19, but also spreading it to the rest of the community. This risk is exacerbated by the highly contagious nature of COVID-19. Furthermore, many of those who rely on pharmacists are more at risk from the dangers of COVID-19.

It is imperative that we save lives by mitigating the community transmission of COVID-19 at pharmacies. We must provide pharmacists with the protective equipment they need to stay safe.


 

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