UBC nursing students at the forefront of H1N1 prevention

Fifty-eight UBC School of Nursing students are working in influenza clinics around the city including the Downtown Eastside, Richmond and the North Shore. Ten of these students are on campus giving vaccines at the Wellness centre in the Student Union Building.

Nursing students enrolled in the population health and community course in the fall term typically work in the influenza clinics as part of their clinical experience.  Due to the emerging pandemic and the need for more immunizations, work opportunities in clinics have increased.  The students are certified to give vaccinations after completing theory lectures in communicable disease (particularly seasonal flu/H1N1) and attending ‘in services’ on this year’s campaign organized by Vancouver Coastal Health.

For more information, visit http://www.nursing.ubc.ca/News/News_Item.aspx?id=108