BDN, WABI report on UMaine nursing students helping vaccinate children against COVID-19

The Bangor Daily News and WABI (Channel 5) reported on University of Maine nursing students helping vaccinate children ages 5–11 against COVID-19. Kelley Strout, the director of UMaine’s nursing school and an associate professor, said as many as 30 nursing students will help inoculate children in 14 schools starting this week through a partnership with Penobscot Community Health Care. “They have all of the skills necessary to administer these vaccines and we’re using this opportunity to get them into the community where they can provide the support and the service to kids vaccinated in the school system,” Strout said. WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) and News Center Maine shared the BDN report. Kaitlin Robinson, clinical coordinator for the UMaine School of Nursing, and Michaela Cisowski, a junior nursing student at UMaine, spoke with WABI in a follow up story about a clinic at Asa Adams Elementary School in Orono at which UMaine students are assisting. WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) shared the BDN story.