Students Administer Flu Shots for Hands-on Experience

Nov. 10, 2020
PharmD student Lisa Le was one of dozens of pharmacy and nursing students who administered immunizations at a campus flu shot clinic.

University of Arizona Health Sciences students from the College of Nursing and the College of Pharmacy spent the final week of October presiding over campus flu shot clinics in the Student Union on Main Campus and the Recreation and Wellness Center in Honors Village. There, nearly 1,000 students were immunized by pharmacy and nursing students.

With so many courses moving online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, students were eager for experience working with patients, and this hands-on outreach event provided a rare opportunity.

The future nurses and pharmacists said that, in addition to gaining confidence giving shots, they learned how to establish rapport with patients and answer their questions about the flu shot, preparing them for their careers. Read the story.