Touro College of Pharmacy Students Participate in “Operation Immunization” in Times Square

Date: November 18, 2011
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Barbara Franklin
Director of Communications
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New York, New York – Touro College of Pharmacy students recently participated in “Operation Immunization,” a public health initiative in Times Square sponsored by Walgreen’s Pharmacy.

More than 50 participating students, members of a new student chapter of the national American Pharmacists Association, took blood pressure readings and distributed over 1,000 flyers to passersby educating them about flu vaccines. Those interested in receiving vaccinations were escorted into the Walgreen’s pharmacy (pictured behind students) to receive their shots. The student volunteers’ efforts were part of the College’s public service outreach initiatives designed to support its mission to engage in community service.