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Bullis Sophomores Volunteer at COVID-19 Vaccination Program for Minority Communities

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Bullis Sophomores Volunteer at COVID-19 Vaccination Program for Minority Communities

Angela M. Marshall, MD, FACP at Comprehensive Women's Health sent Bullis photos and a letter praising seven Bullis Sophomores for their outstanding volunteerism during a COVID-19 vaccination pilot program serving minority communities. We are proud to share Dr. Marshall's letter.

From the desk of Angela M. Marshall, MD, FACP
Comprehensive Women's Health, Inc.

I wanted to share and give kudos to several Bullis students who volunteered at a COVID-19 vaccination event on March 20th at the Prince George’s office of Comprehensive Women’s Health (CWH). CWH was notified just 2 days before receiving COVID-19 vaccinations that we would need to administer all allocated doses within one week of receiving them, which is why I elicited the support of our student volunteers for the non-medical aspects of this vaccination drive.

Bullis 10th graders Kylla Phillips, Victoria Marshall, Maya Mathes, Clarke Norman, Gabrielle Skyles, Sydney Shaw, and Madison Smith all volunteered to participate in a pilot program sponsored by the Maryland Primary Care Program which sought to increase COVID vaccinations in minority communities. This program began as a pilot after state authorities realized lower vaccination rates in minority and disadvantaged populations.

The Bullis students arrived early on March 20th, and helped assemble patient handouts and assisted with patient check-ins and timing their waiting periods after vaccination, all while remaining socially distant from the patients. They also got a chance to experience what it’s like for healthcare workers to spend hours in full PPE regalia!

After the event, the students were introduced to several medical procedures, including a vaccination demonstration, with each getting a chance to practice giving injections to chicken nuggets!

Lastly, CWH was recently notified that we are being visited by the White House director of vaccinations because of our efforts. We are grateful for the students who helped our first Saturday vaccination clinic run so smoothly! Please feel free to share with the Bullis community at large at your convenience.

Thanks in advance,

Angela Marshall, MD, FACP

Angela M. Marshall, MD, FACP
Comprehensive Women's Health, Inc.

Thank you to Kylla, Victoria, Maya, Clarke, Gabrielle, Sydney, and Madison for all your hard work and dedication to helping the community!