UW-Green Bay nursing students prepare to help COVID-19 vaccine rollout
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY)-Nursing students at UW-Green Bay are getting ready to help with the state’s vaccination effort. “As we understand it, the local health departments are in a position where they don’t have the capacity to launch a massive vaccination clinic throughout the whole state,” said Christine Vandenhouten, chair of Nursing and Health Studies at UW-Green Bay. In an effort to increase the vaccine rollout the state enlisted the help of the National Guard and local nursing and pharmacy programs. “They are requesting us to provide a list of students and our volunteers to be part of the vaccination arm of that program and so we are prepared as nurses and nursing faculty to supervise the students, while they are vaccinating students at these COVID clinics,” said Vandenhouten.