Winter weather postponed COVID-19 vaccinations for JMU nursing students but they were finally able to get the second dose
After a week of postponement due to the weather, the nursing majors received their second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. They received their first dose at the old Convocation Center. After waiting in lines for an hour, James Madison University reorganized the waiting time and lines, and they received their second dose at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. The sign-up process was all online where the nursing majors put in their personal information and then chose a time that was best for them. They received their first dose early in the semester. Holland Lawler, a senior nursing majors, mentions that the lines were shorter and the wait time was only 2 minutes from sitting down to receiving the vaccine. They were then held for 15 minutes to make sure they were okay before they were allowed to leave. Mallory GaNun, a senior nursing major, says that they were trained to administer the vaccine. They used modules from the Virginia Department of Health and then were checked off from professors. When James Madison University allows students to start receiving the vaccine, the nursing majors will be the ones who will be administering the vaccine. GaNun and Lawler both agreed that the School of Nursing prepared them well for the vaccine and how to be a role model for those on campus.
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