Clinical Training in Polio Immunization Program for Pharm D Students

Posted on October 15th, 2020 @ 08:05am

Pharmacists can play an important role in disease prevention by advocating and administering immunizations. Such activities are consistent with the preventive aspects of pharmaceutical care and have been part of pharmacy practice to serve for the community.

Polio vaccines are vaccines used to prevent poliomyelitis (polio). The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends all children be fully vaccinated against polio. Rajkot Municipal Corporation organized 2 days polio vaccination at various Urban Health Center at Rajkot. Pharm D 1st Year students participated as Pharmacist at Narayan Nagar Urban Health Center, Narayan Nagar, Rajkot on 19th and 20th January 2020, under the supervision of Chief Pharmacist.

 Dr. Pravin Tirgar, Professor and Ms. Jinal Adhiya, Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, organized this 2 days Students development programme which is very essential as per the Pharm D curriculum and course demand.

Students performed various tasks like polio booth arrangement, administration of polio vaccine, documentation and door to door polio administration to children. Total 1000 children were vaccinated by Pharm D students.

In the end, Pharm D students can

  • Understand the role of the pharmacist in the immunization programme
  • Able to do documentation and execute vaccination programme in child
  • Improve communication skills with patient
  • Perform clinical practice