Assisting in Kingston’s Vaccine Roll-Out
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As the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington region ramps up its vaccine roll-out, the Kingston Health Sciences Centre sent out a call for assistance. More than 200 medical students from Queen’s University answered the call to support frontline workers and relief efforts in the region.

Combining their traditional curriculums with training specific to the vaccine centres, each medical student is able to administer up to 60 vaccines per shift. The students are involved in various aspects of the vaccination process, including screening patients, administering the vaccine and monitoring patients for after-effects following the vaccine’s administration.

The opportunity offers a hands-on learning experience for the students, as well as an opportunity to engage with the local community and support frontline workers.

For more information, visit Queen’s University.

“As Queen’s medical students, we are in Kingston for quite a few years, we do rotations in the community and we get to know the community. It’s really our ability to give back to this community that is our home right now, and hopefully build foundations to stay here for the years beyond our training when we’re in practice.
Tony Li
Medical Student
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