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Drake State nurses working to get COVID vaccines to the community share their stories

"We want to lead by example, we want to be vaccinated," Nursing Instructor, Mattie Davis, RN said.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Drake State and the Madison County Health Department are partnering for COVID-19 vaccination clinics. The clinics are open to the public. Moderna COVID-19 vaccination shots will be offered at no charge to people ages 18 and older, and participants will be entered into a drawing to win prizes. 

Instructors in the health sciences program believe that it is their job to be an example for their students and community. 

"We want to lead by example, we want to be vaccinated," Nursing Instructor, Mattie Davis, RN said.  "We want our students to step up and be a role model for the patients."

Working in the medical field has shown another instructor the importance of trusting science. 

"We listened to the doctors and we listened to the scientists and we go by those examples," Medical assistant instructor, Lauren Burruss said. "They've done the trials and so yes ma'am I definitely wanted to go and get mine."

Michelle Rogers is a nursing instructor and most of her students are vaccinated. 

"We do have students that have already received the vaccine themselves and we have proof of that and we're very thankful for those that took the initiative to get their vaccines," Rogers said. 

Upcoming dates:

Dose #1 (or dose #2 for the people who already received their first dose on Aug. 12)

September 9
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Drake State, Building 100
3421 Meridian St. N
Huntsville, AL 35811

Dose #2

October 7
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Madison County Health Department
301 Max Luther Dr. NW
Huntsville, AL 35811

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