Nursing Students Help Vaccinate Healthcare Workers
Since December 17, 2020, more than 40 UW nursing students have been on the frontlines vaccinating hundreds of healthcare workers across the Puget Sound. From Tukwila to Seattle, students have volunteered to help with COVID-19 vaccination efforts during what would normally be their winter break.
“Being part of the vaccine rollout has been incredible!” said Liam Malpass, a third year DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) student. “It’s like nothing else I’ve ever experienced. It has re-emphasized my belief in the power of public health and made me feel hopeful again that we, as a global community, can make it through this pandemic if we work together.”
UW School of Nursing students have joined with students from pharmacy, medicine and dentistry to help with the UW Medicine vaccination program and the vaccination of emergency responders. Others, like Malpass, have been volunteering with Public Health—Seattle & King County for COVID-19 vaccination events. The students are participants in the medical school’s Service Learning Program.