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Retired Methodist Nurses Help Administer COVID-19 Vaccine

Published: Jan. 4, 2020

A handful of retired nurses are putting their expertise to use at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs -- returning to help administer the COVID-19 vaccine.

“I just knew that I was free to help out in any way that I could, and I know how to give a shot, so I thought what better way?” said Doris Ballantyne, who retired last May after a 45-year career, much of it spent in the Emergency Department.

Jennie Edmundson Hospital received 500 doses of the Moderna vaccine late last month, and Ballantyne administered the very shot.

WOWT: Retired Methodist nurses helping administer COVID vaccine