More than 250 nursing students from the University of Maine, the University of Maine at Fort Kent and the University of Southern Maine will be volunteering to help end the public health crisis this spring by participating in Maine’s COVID-19 vaccination deployment. The volunteer opportunities have been created through nursing program innovations and public health and educational partnerships across the state according to a press release issued this morning by Dan Demerit, Executive Director for Public Affairs.
More than 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines were administered by University of Maine students before the January 25, start of spring classes. Throughout the System plans are already in place to deliver approximately 3,000 volunteer hours of support to vaccination efforts this semester and work is still underway to develop additional opportunities for student participation.
“We could not be more appreciative or proud of how our nursing students have helped lead Maine’s public health campaign,” said Chancellor Malloy. “Hats off as well to our nursing program leaders and faculty who have pulled out all the stops to keep our students on track” said Chancellor Malloy