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Story from the Field

Name of Health Department/Agency: Union County Office of Health Management
State: NJ
Date Added: 12/15/2009
Themes: Vaccine Planning and Administration
Issue Summary: Use of students from Schools of Nursing
Description of Issue(s): Shortage of licensed public health personnel to administer H1N1 vaccinations.
Actions taken to address the issue(s): The county entered into an affiliation agreement with two School's of Nursing within the county to suppliment qualified vaccinators. The program was performed with the supervision of licensed faculty ini a 10:1 ratio.
Outcomes that resulted from actions taken: This program provided additional support to local public health clinics, in the wake of shortage of public health personnel. The program also provided an opportunity for vital training within the nursing program.

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