UTRGV nursing students administer COVID-19 vaccines during spring break

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Nursing students at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley spent their spring break administering COVID-19 vaccines to the community. 

"Any break really in nursing is never a break," UTRGV Nursing Student Emily Jimenez said. "But we're definitely very happy to be here."

Jimenez was one of multiple students helping vaccinate residents during a community clinic in the Valley. 

Francisco Perez was another nursing student who volunteered at the community clinic. 

"We have a pretty religious community, so after they get the vaccinations, many of them will bless you and just cry of happiness," Perez said. "They're so grateful. It's an experience that I don't think we'll ever get again." 

Perez said he and his fellow nursing students don't mind spending their break administering vaccines, they know they're making a difference in the community.


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