WCPO-TV: UC nursing students earn their degrees giving COVID-19 shots

Vaccine clinics become part of students community experience

Students from the UC College of Nursing are working at COVID-19 vaccination clinics around Cincinnati and Hamilton County as part of their community clinical experience. Four students were helping with vaccinations recently at the Evendale Community Center and WCPO-TV/Channel 9 covered the clinic.

Masters student Jillian Vittetoe told the TV station there simply aren’t enough registered nurses to administer COVID-19 vaccines at the scale they’re needed.

“I don’t like COVID, I wish it had never happened, but it really has been a blessing to learn from this experience,” Vittetoe said. “Finding the silver lining and being able to learn from a global pandemic has been a really interesting experience.”

Olivia Dean, a nursing student in the same master’s program at UC, said she believes student nurses will be in even higher demand as Ohio expands its vaccine eligibility throughout 2021.

“There's a lot of people that want their vaccines,” she said. It might be an overwhelming task, but Dean said she’s heartened to see so many people excited for their shot.

“People are really appreciative, and that’s a really good feeling, to see how grateful people are and how willing they are to come get this vaccine,” she said.

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