In the midst of a COVID 19 pandemic, the Red River College nursing students came out to support the college students and staff by holding an Annual Influenza Immunization clinic in November. Clinics were held over 3 days in collaboration with the college health unit. There was a lot of nervousness about how the clinic would go this year.
But like everything this year, it was also quite different and needed an extra level of careful planning. More sanitation methods, plentiful social distancing, and daily mask-wearing are all part of the new normal these days.
Since the flu season this year will also be paired with COVID-19 challenges, it’s more important than ever for employers to encourage workers to get the flu shot.
Over the 3 days, we saw about 120-140 people each day, and the students had a very unique experience of working during a pandemic on important skills, including IM injections, screening, and health teaching . I would say the clinics were a success and a great learning opportunity, and a way for our future nurses to give back to the college community.
Thank you to the Health Center for setting this up so well and allowing us to participate. A great team to work with.
Community Clinical – Older Adult NRSG 2811: Bonnie Peers, Diane Ammeter, Tracey McCulloch, Janet Zacharias, and Teri-Lyn Healy
Post written by Teri-Lyn Healy – Nursing Instructor
Photos by Bonnie Peers – Nursing Instructor