Sadler Hughes Apothecary has been vaccinating individuals in the pharmacy but now they are taking on a new role.
DHEC reached out to the pharmacy and asked them to vaccinate elderly patients in long term care facilities as well as conducting vaccination clinics in Laurens County as well as surrounding counties. The pharmacy has been vaccinating patients at assisted living facilities for the past 2 months and is now focusing on vaccination clinics. On June 12th, they will be at New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church for a vaccination clinic in partnership with DHEC and the Laurens County Chapter of the NAACP. On June 19th, Sadler Hughes will be traveling to Greer to hold a vaccination clinic at Victor Park and Gym in partnership with the Spartanburg Branch of the NAACP and DHEC.
“We’re very proud of our efforts thus far to vaccinate individuals,“ said Walter Hughes III, Vice President of Sadler Hughes Apothecary. “As an independent pharmacy caring for our customers is our top priority and we put that passion to work in this effort also.”
Enlisting the help of independent pharmacies has proven to be a reliable way to reach rural and underserved populations. This is evident by West Virginia’s vaccination effort utilizing independent pharmacies instead of the big box retailers.