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Medical Students Start Helping in Vaccine Efforts

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Medical students at the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership will begin helping administer the COVID-19 vaccine this week through an arrangement with the Clarke County Board of Health.

The medical students will be working at the Department of Public Health COVID-19 testing sites administering the vaccines, monitoring patients for vaccine reactions, and recruiting patients for vaccines.

Eventually, the students will administer vaccines through the Medical Partnership Mobile Clinic/Athens Free Clinic to help vaccinate the underserved communities they regularly serve through their Community and Population Health course.

Between April and December 2020, the mobile clinic conducted more than 3,400 tests for Athens residents.

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