SPOKANE, Wash. – Students from Washington State University College of Pharmacy helped educate the communities in Eastern Washington and Northwest Idaho last week.

The WSU student chapter of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has been working closely with the Spokane Regional Health District in helping get out information about the flu, as well as going to different sites and administering vaccines provided by the health district. Spokane television station KHQ hosted a telethon in response to a supposed Tamiflu shortage.  WSU students staffed the Connect Center at the station, and fielded questions and concerns about the flu, from area viewers.

Student pharmacists, with help from College of Pharmacy faculty preceptor Colleen Terriff, fielded about 180 calls during the event and the questions were mainly about flu symptoms and what action should be taken.

[April 29, 2015] By: Patrick Stolz, WSU student pharmacist class of 2016