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Suffolk County Executive Thanks Nursing Students for Vaccination Help

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone recently visited COVID-19 vaccination pod hosted at Suffolk County Community College’s Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood to say thanks to student nursing volunteers who are helping with vaccinations

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, fourth from left, joined Joy Borrero, PhD, RN and Academic Chair-Nursing Michael J. Grant Campus, center, and John Durso, president of the RWDSU in thanking Suffolk County Community College student nurses who volunteered to help vaccinate eligible residents at the College’s Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood. Photo Credit: Suffolk County

More than five-dozen Suffolk County Community College nursing students volunteered to assist New York State and Suffolk County with the administration of the lifesaving COVID 19 vaccine.

Student nurses are also helping the college administer Corona Virus pool tests to Suffolk County Community College students, faculty and staff who attend classes on or are working at any of the college’s three campuses.

Suffolk County Community College Interim President Louis Petrizzo previously announced that the College would make all its campuses – from Brentwood to Riverhead — available for distribution of the vaccine.

The Michael J. Grant Campus in Brentwood and Eastern Campus in Riverhead are now host sites where the Suffolk County Department of Health is administering vaccines in the fight against COVID-19.

“I am proud of our nursing students for answering the call to volunteer, and for helping in the fight to eradicate this virus. I thank each student for their selfless service to our college and the community,” said Interim College President Petrizzo.