Responding to a Pandemic: Nurses Leading Extraordinary Team

Front row from left: Dr. Leticia Bland, School of Health Professions; Kendra Mack-Semler, nursing student; Dr. Lark Ford, School of Nursing; Josie Alfrido, School of Nursing; Lou Ann Click, School of Nursing. Middle row from left: Cynthia Adcock, Office of the President; Dr. Kenneth Miller, School of Nursing; Dr. Cindy Sickora, School of Nursing; John Turner, School of Nursing; Joe Fajardo, Facilities Management; Jennifer Cerecero, Environmental Health and Safety; Samantha Yee, biomedical sciences student/Student Government Association. Back row from left: Benjamin Johnson, medical student; Dr. Joshua Hanson, Long School of Medicine; Jim Koeller, Long School of Medicine; Dr. Tammy Harris, School of Health Professions; Heidi Miller, School of Nursing; Michael Funke, UT Police.

The UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing led efforts to create and run the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on campus. The state-approved vaccine hub opened in December 2020 and initially vaccinated frontline health care workers and first responders. Next, the clinic was dedicated to vaccinating the area’s most vulnerable residents. Staff, faculty and students from across the university contributed to making the vaccine hub a seamless, well-organized community service. Those pictured represent the many who worked diligently daily to stop the spread of the deadly disease.

BY THE NUMBERS

159,137 TOTAL VACCINES

14,000 FIRST RESPONDERS AND HEALTH CARE WORKERS; 21,200 VACCINES DISTRIBUTED TO OTHER LOCAL HUBS

8,700 UT HEALTH EMPLOYEES AND STUDENTS; 2,400 HIGHEST DAILY AVERAGE

300 STUDENT VOLUNTEERS

41 MOBILE UNIT Onsite Vaccine Clinics

A FARTHER REACH Individuals from across Texas and all adjoining states came to UT Health San Antonio to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

 

DAILY VOLUNTEER SUPPORT

24 Students (Vaccinations)

9 Staff Members (Data Entry); 12 Facilities Management Staff (Housekeeping/ Hall Monitoring)

4 Clinical Faculty (Oversight); 6 Pharmacology Students (Vaccine Prep)

26 Outside Support Volunteers; 2 Pharmacology Faculty (Vaccine Prep)

10 Environmental Health and Safety Staff (Building Security/ Crowd Control); 4 San Antonio Paramedics

8 Police Officers and Security Guards; 8 Army National Guard Reserve Unit Service members


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