LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Through a grant with the Tennessee Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation, Terry’s Pharmacy received a shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) on Thursday afternoon.

“The PPE will be used at both of our pharmacies as we get ready for the mass inoculations of the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Dr. Rissa Pryse with Terry’s Pharmacy.

Raewyn Snodderly and Don Branam carry the PPE back to the supply room.

Dr. Micha Cost, the Executive Director for the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA), personally delivered the PPE to the La Follette Pharmacy. “The PPE was made possible through a grant, and it was on a first come first served basis,” said Cost.

Across Tennessee, 120 pharmacies are receiving the grant funded PPE as Cost and four other staffers are making the deliveries. He’d already made deliveries at Vonore and Tazewell on Thursday with Plateau Drugs at Oneida being the next stop after Terry’s Pharmacy in La Follette and Jacksboro. This was day three of the deliveries.

(Left to right) Micah Cost, Rissa Pryse, Raewyn Snodderly and Don Branam. All four have held statewide leadership positions.

“This (the grant and PPE) is a way for us to show our appreciation to our Tennessee pharmacies. For me, it’s personally rewarding,” said Cost. He pointed out that pharmacies like Terry’s are essential and have been operating the entire time during the pandemic. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/18/2020-6AM)