Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear stopped by Louisville’s COVID-19 mass-vaccination site at Broadbent Arena recently to thank a group of Galen College clinical students for their help to administer the COVID vaccine to teachers.
The students also got to meet with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Marty Pollio, and Kentucky Nurses Association CEO Delanor Manson, who discussed KNA’s resources for nursing students and other opportunities to serve the community in the near future.
“I felt very honored to be one of the many volunteers that took the next step in mass vaccinating the city,” said one of the Galen students. “I felt such a sense of pride knowing that there were so many other people of different shape, colors, sizes, and backgrounds that chose to come together to better the city in the name of science and humanity. Watching the staff get patients in and out with such ease was a spectacle to see. It was very apparent that we all shared a common goal and were excited for everyone to take the next step to a better Louisville.”
Added another student: “The opportunity I had doing multiple injections resulted in me gaining strength in confidence in my ability to help someone as a future nurse. This experience will stay with me for the rest of my career.”