Press Releases


APhA Announces 2021 Immunization Champion Award Winners

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has selected eight recipients of its 2021 Immunization Champion Awards, recognizing individuals and organizations who have made extraordinary contributions toward improved vaccination rates within their communities.

Pharmacists’ Confidence in the COVID-19 Vaccines Continues to Grow

92% of Pharmacists Surveyed Have Been, or Plan to Be Vaccinated

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A nationwide survey of pharmacists has found that increasing percentages of pharmacists have been administered a COVID-19 vaccine, are more comfortable addressing vaccine hesitancy with patients, and are continuing to build necessary support staff at their practice location to safely offer a COVID-19 vaccine.

More than 9 in 10 pharmacists (92%) said they plan to or have been vaccinated against COVID-19, in a survey conducted recently by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Of these, 80% said they had received one dose, 9% had received two doses, and 3% planned to get a vaccine as soon as they can. This is the fourth survey APhA has conducted since September about pharmacists’ confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines. In its January 2021 survey, 51% reported they had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

New APhA brand highlights value to members, reaffirms its place as the nation’s leading pharmacy organization

Washington, DC—The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) announced today the launch of a new brand identity, including a modernized website, redesigned logo, and a refined message on what the organization does and the motivation behind it: to serve, prepare, and fight for pharmacists in all practice settings.

Human Rights Campaign and American Pharmacists Association Release New Guide on Trans Inclusion for Pharmacies on Trans Day of Visibility

WASHINGTON -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) released a new guide for pharmacies on transgender and gender-diverse inclusion, “Providing Inclusive Care and Services for the Transgender and Gender Diverse Community: A Pharmacy Resource Guide.” The guide, released on International Transgender Day of Visibility, serves as an educational tool and a resource to pharmacists and pharmacy staff on how to be inclusive to transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse patients.

White House’s expansion of pharmacy vax program brings COVID-19 goals closer to reality

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today cheered the White House’s move to fully activate the pharmacies in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, which is a piece of the national COVID-19 vaccination strategy. By April 19, Americans will have access to the COVID-19 vaccine in 40,000 local pharmacies within the program.