'Part of the solution': Carroll Univ. holds COVID-19 vaccine clinic, nursing students help administer shots

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WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) – Carroll University held a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Friday, Mar. 19 for eligible students and faculty.

“This is an awesome opportunity for us here at the university to be able to give immunizations to our own,” Nursing chairperson Teri Kaul said. “It has been a long struggle for the past year, as you can imagine, on our campus.”

Nursing staff and students helped administer the shots.

“It feels good to be part of the solution,” Senior nursing student Logan Heckman said. “It was nice having our professors and administrators call on us and ask for the help.”

This week, Waukesha County said more than 25 percent of the population is now vaccinated, made up of mostly educators. The county also says 73 percent of residents 65-years-old and up have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

“During this pandemic, I’m sure it rattled a lot of people, but as nurses, that’s what we’re called to do,” Heckman said. “That is our job, as nurses we come and help those people.”

Heckman got his first dose on Friday and also administered it for the first time.

“I’ve given flu shots before, I’ve given shots before, but there’s just something special about giving the COVID one, knowing the circumstances that are happening,” he said.

The university plans on holding more clinics in the future as they receive more vaccines.

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