University Partners With County for COVID-19 Vaccine Event
Southern partnered with the local county health department on March 28, 2021, to offer a community COVID-19 vaccine event on campus at the Collegedale, Tenn., Church. Led by the School of Nursing and staffed primarily by volunteer students, faculty, and staff, the drive-through event served approximately 550 area residents. This was the first of several similar events planned at Southern this spring.
“We wanted to do something that would make a difference for our community, to serve as Christ would, and to give those in our community a sense of relief,” said Jill Buchholz, D.N.P., nursing professor and organizer of the event. “The event went so well, and I saw multiple people crying from relief — they were so happy to be vaccinated! I’m thrilled and can’t wait to do this again.”
Southern Adventist University | May 2021