The COVID-19 pandemic has infected millions of people around the world and caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands in the United States.
When the distribution of vaccines for COVID-19 began in December, the Cameron County Public Health Department was ready to vaccinate its residents at various locations. Nurses are among the most qualified to administer the intramuscular injections, and school nurses were called upon to do assist in the massive project.
Los Fresnos CISD stepped up to assist, and school nurses have spent their Fridays administering the vaccines to thousands who waited hours in line.
County vaccination clinics were held at the Los Fresnos Fire Department Jan. 15, 22 and 29, and will continue to be held there in the coming weeks and perhaps months.
All 14 campuses have sent their Registered Nurses (RN) to help. They are among the 36 nurses from the county who administer the vaccines to people who are relieved the shots.
"They have been waiting for hours to get it, and when they do, they are so happy and relieved," said Rebecca Martinez, Nurse at Resaca Middle School. "We are on our feet doing this over and over, but It brings us great joy to see them smile when they see us."
To see photos of the nurses at work, click here. https://www.flickr.com/photos/losfresnos/sets