Bayamon – The Central University of the Caribbean (UCC) will vaccinate against COVID-19 about 500 people aged 65 and over this Saturday, January 16, as reported.
“At UCC we have a history of community service that we have expanded with this effort to provide greater access to vaccination to diverse groups in our society. We have made our facilities, faculty, employees and support personnel available to the Department of Health and the Puerto Rico National Guard, as we have done in other instances of collaboration. In this way, not only does our institution offer a service to the community, but our students obtain an experience that strengthens their training as health professionals ”, declared the president of the UCC, Dr. Waleska Crespo Rivera in written communication.
The activity is part of the clinic in which more than 2,000 health professionals have already been immunized through an appointment system.
The students of Medicine, Medical Imaging, Chiropractic and Biomedical Sciences are those in charge of serving the public, preparing and administering vaccines, together with physicians and graduates of the UCC.
The UCC was one of the first institutions to be certified as a COVID-19 vaccination center in Puerto Rico to support the efforts of the Department of Health and the National Guard in the immunization of health professionals and other populations.