Some states turn to retired medical professionals to speed up vaccination process

In Arizona, National Guard has provided training
Arizona National Guard partners with retired medical professionals to provide COVID-19 vaccinations
Posted at 9:01 AM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 20:30:01-05

PHOENIX, Ariz. - In the quest to ramp up COVID-19 vaccine distribution, some states are turning to retirees.

In Arizona, the National Guard has been providing refresher training for retired medical professionals who have volunteered to help administer vaccines.

Dr. Clive Grant is a retired Professor of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic and is one the volunteers.

"It seemed pretty easy to make a decision that if I could do something that is seemingly as simple as helping with vaccinations that would just be something that I wanted to do," Dr. Grant said.

Once trained, volunteers are being sent to administration sites that need the help.

Medical students are also being trained to help administer shots.

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