Navigating Vaccination Efforts: Lessons Learned and New Challenges
As part of our special COVID-19 pandemic coverage, we are continuing with a Special Report series that can be helpful to nurses and the communities they serve.
In this episode, we hear from Carl Hinson and Maria Saldiva. They share their latest insights, lessons learned, and current approaches to navigating vaccination efforts in Texas and Hawai’i.
Carl Hinson is the Director of Workforce Development for Hawai‘i Pacific Health. The organization leads mobile vaccination efforts across Hawai’i by recruiting high school students to vaccinate community members and converting motor coach buses into mobile vaccine clinics.
Maria Saldiva is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health San Antonio School of Nursing and a Family Nurse Practitioner at the university’s Wellness 360 Clinic. She is also a member of the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium’s Vaccine Confidence Advisory Committee. Maria shares issues that she and her colleagues are facing at this point in the pandemic, like determining when positive COVID-19 patients can return to work or school.