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Nursing students participate in COVID vaccine

Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020

Huntington University’s Department of Nursing students and faculty are pleased to participate in the facilitation of the COVID-19 vaccine for frontline healthcare staff in northeast Indiana.

“This is an exciting time in the history of health care, and our aspiring nurses are being given the opportunity to be a part of that history,” said Jodi Eckert, MSN, RN, CNE, assistant professor of nursing and director of nursing.

As part of the Indiana Department of Health vaccine distribution plan, Parkview Health was selected to receive one of the initial allotments of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19. With many of Parkview’s clinical workers dedicated to patient care, Parkview Health requested the help of students and instructors at Huntington University to administer the vaccine.

“We are pleased to have the Huntington University student nurses and instructors step up to meet the needs of our community,” said Judy Boerger, chief nursing executive, Parkview Health. “Their service is in the tradition of the nursing profession to answer the call when help is needed for the benefit of human kind.”

The administration of the vaccine has taken place at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation in Fort Wayne.

Shown in the photo from left, are Christine Harber, junior; Michelle Fulkerson, faculty and Kaitlyn La Mar, senior.