Warner Robins, Ga. – Last week Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) Registered Nursing (RN) students once again stepped in to meet the needs of local health systems in administering vaccines to the public.
As a part of Houston Healthcare’s Phase 1A+ of vaccination allocation which includes doses designated for healthcare workers, long-term care staff and residents, adults over the age of 65, their caregivers, and first responders, CGTC’s nursing students registered and assisted with vaccine administration.
“We are pleased to have nursing students from Central Georgia Technical College assisting us with providing the vaccines to our staff and the community,” said Houston Healthcare chief of staff, Melissa Phagan. “These efforts will help in our mission to provide compassionate quality care to our community and assist our local health department in vaccinating our most high-risk community members to safeguard their health and that of their loved ones during this pandemic.”
In addition to Houston Healthcare, nursing students made themselves available to the needs of the Southern District of Pulaski and Wilcox County Health Departments.
The CGTC RN program’s involvement with Houston Healthcare and the Pulaski and Wilcox Health Departments follows its participation in Taylor Regional Hospital’s drive-thru vaccination event in January in Hawkinsville.
“We just keep responding and heading where the need takes us,” said CGTC director of Nursing, Jessica Willcox.
RN faculty, staff, and students are committed to the continued support of local healthcare systems in their administration of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Eligible citizens can call Houston Healthcare’s COVID-19 Hotline, Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 478-352-4636 for scheduling.
At the time this article was released, Houston Healthcare was in Phase 1A+ of vaccine allocation. For updates on the state’s allocation schedule visit, https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine.
Photo 1: Nursing students and staff gather outside the Pulaski County Health Department.
Photo 2: CGTC RN student administers vaccine to a patient in Houston Healthcare’s vaccine clinic.