Last flu season, up to 56 million people across the country suffered an illness due to the influenza virus according to the CDC. Though that figure may be the same or higher for the forthcoming season, it will be further complicated due to COVID-19, remarks Andrew Gyorda, pharmacist and operator of Hollis Pharmacy in Hollis, New Hampshire.

The number of flu infections from the 2019–2020 flu season could have been much higher without families and individuals electing to get the flu vaccine. The CDC estimates that seasonal flu vaccinations prevented more than 4.4 million cases, as well as avoiding more than 58,000 hospital stays due to the severe complications. Although 62,000 people died as a result of the flu last season, the flu vaccine prevented countless flu-related deaths. This flu season we are faced with the added dimension of the COVID-19 virus, which has already caused the deaths of more than 200,000 persons in the U.S. as of Sept. 27th. With a second wave of the coronavirus on the horizon, the health risk is expected to be even greater. This is because it is foreseeable to contract both the flu virus and the COVID-19 virus at the same time, being referred to as a “twindemic”. While COVID-19 vaccines are all still in development, there are no present delays for distributing the influenza vaccine for the 2020–2021 flu season. …


Andrew Gyorda Reviews What You Should Know About Becoming a Pharmacist

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Andrew Gyorda Reviews What You Should Know About Becoming a Pharmacist

A career as in pharmacy can be considerably rewarding if one is willing to put the work in, as the pharmaceutical industry is presently valued at 300 billion dollars, with new and expanded roles for pharmacists in research and development, clinical care, marketing and distribution, and many on the business side of it.

Pharmacists manage a host of responsibilities, such as distributing medications prescribed by healthcare professionals, explaining how and when to use them, answering patient questions, monitoring what drugs individuals are taking, and providing vaccinations.

Andrew Gyorda, a renowned pharmacist and the operator of Hollis Pharmacy in Hollis, New Hampshire, provides an in-depth explanation of the expectations that a prospective pharmacist should consider. …


The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hit almost every industry hard and pharmacies are no exception. However, there are some unique challenges that have been presented to pharmacists, who are responsible for ensuring patients get the right medications on time, notes Andrew Gyorda , RPh who manages Hollis Pharmacy in Hollis, New Hampshire.

Pharmacies were deemed an essential service early on in the global pandemic and have adopted ways to safely serve patients and educate them about the proper use of face masks and sanitizing. …

Andrew Gyorda

I am a pharmacist and manager of the Hollis Pharmacy in Hollis, New Hampshire.

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