May 25, 2021
HACC Nursing Students Administer COVID-19 Vaccinations
This story is part of our ongoing “HACC Heroes” series. We recognize the severity of the global coronavirus pandemic and its impact on our communities. During this challenging time, we want to thank and recognize HACC employees, students and others who are making a difference. The heroes of this story are students and faculty from HACC’s Nursing Program.
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Nursing students and faculty from HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, are contributing to the effort to administer COVID-19 vaccinations for individuals throughout the region.
Students have been placed at vaccination sites including the Cumberland County Community Vaccine Clinic in Carlisle and the Dauphin County/UPMC Vaccination Community Clinic in Harrisburg.
This summer, HACC nursing students will be scheduled to participate in vaccination clinics as part of the clinical experience that is required for the program.
This opportunity was led by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and made possible through partnerships with numerous agencies and programs in Central Pennsylvania, including:
For more information, please watch this short video from Monica Filburn, MSN, RN, PNP, chair of HACC’s Nursing Department.
Photo Caption: HACC Nursing student Omotolani Akintade, left, and Monica Filburn, chair of HACC’s Nursing Department, at a vaccine clinic in Carlisle.
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