Most of the people that Snider has vaccinated are excited and thankful, but she also knows of others who have resisted the vaccine and have passed away.
“You never know if you’re going to be the one who can’t handle the virus,” she said.
She initially gave vaccines as a contractor with a chain pharmacy, one of the few places that distributed the vaccine at the time. Now she regularly provides vaccinations and staffs clinics through her workplace, often putting in an extra 20 hours a week to meet the need for vaccines.
Snider praised Collaborative Pharmacy Services’ staff, both for helping at clinics with her and allowing her the flexibility to provide vaccination services when they are needed.
As Grafton Oaks Rehabilitation and Nursing Center’s long-term care pharmacist, Snider is a constant presence at the facility, said Administrator Lisa Hamilton. But more than that, Snider is engaging, upbeat and “goes above and beyond,” she said.
Snider or her team is available within days to vaccinate new residents and staff, Hamilton said. The center, at 405 Grafton Ave., in Dayton, has 100 percent of its residents and staff vaccinated and already has had three booster clinics.
“Jacinda has been there helping every bit of the way,” Hamilton said.
Snider’s mother, Shawn Foley, praised her daughter for contributing her time so that others are protected.
“She really believes in medicine. She wants to make a difference,” said Foley.
Whether providing vaccinations or helping others who need her, health care is a calling for her daughter.
“Her heart goes out with everything she dispenses,” Foley said.