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13th January 2021, 10:40

Local student nurses administering Covid-19 vaccine as part of first-year placement

Student nurses from the University of Gibraltar are administering the Covid-19 vaccine as part of their first year placement.

The initiative sees them temporarily join the GHA’s nursing team as part of the Government’s vaccination programme.

The placement has been described as a ‘great opportunity’ with first year nursing student Louise McCarthy saying they are learning ‘so much’ by working alongside fully qualified GHA nurses and other medical staff. Fellow student Sky Bolanos adds she is grateful to be a part of this ‘historic event’.

This is not the first time Gibraltar’s student nurses have been involved in the local response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Last year students were also involved in setting up the Nightingale Field Hospital as well as being given placements across the GHA.