The Pharmacy Guild of Australia and MGA Independent Retailers have announced a ground-breaking industry association partnership, providing MGA TMA members access to the Guild Corporate Covid-19 vaccination program.
The program will allow for immediate access to vaccinations for MGA members and their employees through more than 3,600 pharmacy locations across Australia. The Guild Corporate Vaccination Program provides another pathway for essential small business owners to get vaccinated, at a place and time convenient to them.
Jos de Bruin, CEO from MGA TMA, has welcomed the partnership which adds another option for MGA TMA members in their efforts to get their workforces vaccinated.
in a statement MGA TMA says it recognises the importance in providing a safe retail environment for our members, their staff and customers in Supermarkets, Liquor, and Timber & Hardware businesses around the country. It says the Covid-19 vaccine is crucial in preventing the transmission and spread of Covid-19 in members’ workplaces and it strongly encourages members and their staff to consider participating in the vaccination scheme with their local pharmacy.
National President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Adjunct Professor Trent Twomey, welcomed the partnership with MGA Independent Retailers to offer Covid-19 vaccinations to their members through a personalised booking platform.
“For many years now, Community Pharmacy has operated a successful nationwide workplace vaccination service delivering influenza vaccines under the banner of Guild Corporate Health. We’re proud to incorporate Covid-19 vaccinations into this service and partner with MGA Independent Retailers,” says Mr Twomey.
The Pharmacy Guild looks forward to working with MGA Independent Retailers on this initiative, supporting small business owners as they continue to deliver services to their communities every day.