Fifteen students from Belmont University College of Pharmacy volunteered Sept. 29 to administer flu vaccine to children of the Vanderbilt Pediatric Clinics and their parents. The event was set up in a disaster drill format, with dozens of Vanderbilt faculty and staff serving in various roles. The immunizations were logged into a Vanderbilt database for future use.
Belmont student volunteers included: Kelly Maguigan, Shaneika Walker, Erica Wass, Hozan Hussain, Young Oh, Baogi Liang, Myong Yoo, Lisa Tackett, Jennifer Corder, Whitney Dulin, Cody Hall, Melissa Holloway, Pamela Wong, Gena Curl and Mandy Newman. The students were able to administer vaccine to adults, adolescents and children – a new experience for several of them. Virtually all of the more than 500 plus vaccinations were administered by student pharmacists from Belmont and Lipscomb universities.