On Tuesday, Oct. 30, the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy’s Academy of Student Pharmacists will hold Pharmfest in Bison Square and the Bennett Campus Center. Student pharmacists will be in Bennett at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to give flu shots, and outside in the square there will be a number of informational booths, as well as free snow cones, music, games and hourly door prizes.
Among the booths to be included this year are:
- A bone marrow registry sign-up where anyone can join the National Bone Marrow Registry. All it takes is a simple mouth swab and some paperwork.
- Operation Heart, offering free blood pressure checks.
- Operation Diabetes, offering free blood sugar level checks.
- Operation Self-Care, offering over-the-counter (OTC) samples such as Zyrtec and Prilosec OTC, along with some coupons for other OTC products.
- Operation Immunization, the flu shots station in Bennett will also have information about other immunizations available.
- Generation Rx, where passers-by can get information about prescription drug abuse and quiz themselves to see how much they know about this problem.
- Students interested in applying for pharmacy school can receive information and ask questions about the College of Pharmacy.
- Students in the Spanish for Health Care Professionals class will be available to answer any questions or assist in the flu shot process for any students or employees that only speak Spanish.
- Questions for the Pharmacist. This will be a private, safe place where people can ask questions about different medications. This will be a place where students will not feel judged if they have an embarrassing question that they may not want to ask their doctor or parents.