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Chapter 1: Front lines of giving the vaccine

March 13, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine has been long anticipated by many. In earlier stages of the pandemic, there was a belief that everything would be better once the vaccine was created. Now that the vaccine is here, though, will this vaccine still be the “miracle cure” that could set everything back to normal?

Megan Ryan is a registered nurse with a masters degree who has been a nurse for 34 years, working at schools for 24 years, and employed at Silverado for six. She is one of the 200 school nurses who has been a part of the COVID-19 vaccine administration team here in Las Vegas. 

“The vaccine will help, but we’re only in tier one (that includes teachers and school staff fortunately),” Ryan said. “But until most of the general population can get vaccinated, we’ve got a ways back to ‘normal.’”

However, we are still on the path towards “normalcy.” Advancements such as the vaccine are steps toward a healthier future. People also must come together to protect themselves and others in any way they can. 

“I think if we keep doing what we are doing–social distancing and wearing masks–it does make a difference,” Ryan said. 

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