Vaccines By Air, By Sea

As Alaska leads the U.S. in statewide vaccinations, one nursing alumna is going the distance to reach residents in remote locations
Sea plane docked beside snow-capped mountains in Alaska

As hope is delivered via syringes around the world, in the rugged mountains and fjords of Southeast Alaska, that delivery can also require a seaplane, a seasoned pilot and an adventure-ready nurse equipped with precious vials of COVID-19 vaccine. As a state public health nurse based in Juneau, Claire Geldhof '11 is among these frontline workers.

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UVM Collaboration Produces COVID-19 Tracking App

As an agricultural engineer for the UVM Extension Service, Chris Callahan is finding his training and background useful in building a new web app to measure COVID-19 case counts.

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A vial of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is shown before being processed to be administered to the first subjects, health care workers at the University of Vermont Medical Center, on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020.

As 2020 Closes, Hope: COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives At UVM

With the finish line in sight to this unprecedented year, 2020 delivered one final surprise mid-December: something to celebrate. The release of a truly historic vaccine now puts hope in the hands of healthcare workers around the world — and Vermont is no exception.

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