Maine has enlisted the help of its nursing students to vaccinate Mainers against COVID-19. Student nurses started by administering vaccines to frontline workers this winter and will continue to help vaccine Maine’s elderly population this spring. Students will log about 3,000 volunteer hours through vaccinations.

In addition to helping the state distribute vaccines, these student nurses will also gain clinical hours they need to graduate for their efforts.

“I was frustrated by how COVID forced us to change our clinical experiences in the spring, costing us hands-on opportunities in hospitals,” said Emma Moulton, a UMaine nursing student. “Now we go into this semester with a chance to fight back, complete our clinical training and help end the pandemic.”

Read more about Maine’s collaboration with their student nurses here.