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U.S. states enlist medical, nursing students to give out COVID-19 vaccine By Reuters

U.S. states enlist medical, nursing students to give out COVID-19 vaccine By Reuters
U.S. states enlist medical, nursing students to give out COVID-19 vaccine

states, facing a backlog in administering coronavirus vaccines, are asking medical and nursing students, and even firefighters, to help give the shots and free up healthcare workers battling a raging pandemic at overcrowded hospitals.From New York to Tennessee, states are hoping medical and nursing students will free up medical staff focused on tending to the record numbers of new COVID-19 patients.More than 630 of Indiana University's medical and nursing students have signed up as volunteers and receive 90 minutes of online and hands-on training."We encourage all medical and nursing students to register now so they will be ready when their assistance is needed!

Other states are not actively recruiting nursing students.Depending on state licensing laws, medical and nursing students are allowed to administer vaccines, often under supervision of a fully-licensed professional.

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