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2020 Influenza Vaccine & the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Ambulatory Care Perspective

Broadcast Date: December 16, 2020


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With the combination of the 2020 influenza season and the COVID-19 pandemic, both patients and pharmacy professionals need to be vigilant about protecting themselves. In this podcast, Drs. Martin Bishop and Lauren Cimino discuss the important role ambulatory care pharmacists will play during the unprecedented 2020 influenza season.


Martin BishopMartin Bishop currently works for The Johns Hopkins Hospital as an ambulatory care pharmacist, practicing in primary care and population health. Hailing from Texas, he completed his PharmD program from the Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy, graduating in 2011. He then completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He is board certified in Ambulatory Care by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties. He also completed a Master of Science in Healthcare Management from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School in 2016, and earned a Green Belt in Lean Sigma for Healthcare in 2018. Martin is a current member of the Section Advisory Group on Medication Management Services.

Lauren CiminoLauren Cimino is a current PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident at Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy in Birmingham, Alabama. She completed both her undergraduate and graduate studies at Samford University before going on to complete a PGY-1 residency at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. She has been a member of the Medication Management Section Advisory Group in the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners for three years. Lauren has interests in primary care, family practice, cardiology, and transitions of care, with hopes of advancing Ambulatory Care in the state of Alabama as a clinician.

The information presented during the podcast reflects solely the opinions of the presenter. The information and materials are not, and are not intended as, a comprehensive source of drug information on this topic. The contents of the podcast have not been reviewed by ASHP, and should neither be interpreted as the official policies of ASHP, nor an endorsement of any product(s), nor should they be considered as a substitute for the professional judgment of the pharmacist or physician.