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Becoming a COVID testing and vaccine nurse?

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Specializes in LTC and COVID vacccination. Has 2 years experience.

Hi guys,

So I see LPNs (and RNs) are needed right now to test people and vaccinate people against COVID. I just finished the second dose of my vaccine (Pfizer) and I'm interested.

Does anyone know the pros and cons? While being on leave from school (RN program) until September, I figured this might be something interesting to do while making good money.

TheMoonisMyLantern, ADN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Mental health, substance abuse, geriatrics, PCU. Has 14 years experience.

From the ads I see the pay is quite good so that is a definite big PRO, the main downside is that from what I've seen the work is contract, temporary, and requires at least local travel.

JabuJabule, LPN

Specializes in LTC and COVID vacccination. Has 2 years experience.

3 hours ago, TheMoonisMyLantern said:

From the ads I see the pay is quite good so that is a definite big PRO, the main downside is that from what I've seen the work is contract, temporary, and requires at least local travel.

The temporary part would be perfect, since I'll be going back to school in September anyway.

It's from my local hospital, so I applied! Hoping I hear back. But if not, I'm willing to travel a bit to do this.

TheMoonisMyLantern, ADN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Mental health, substance abuse, geriatrics, PCU. Has 14 years experience.

2 hours ago, JabuJabule said:

The temporary part would be perfect, since I'll be going back to school in September anyway.

It's from my local hospital, so I applied! Hoping I hear back. But if not, I'm willing to travel a bit to do this.

You may want to also check Indeed, linkedin, glassdoor to see if there are any agency and travel companies advertising in your area for vaccinations because they may have higher pay than the hospital.

AutumnLeaves, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in acute care, ICU, surgery, vasc.surgery,trauma. Has 37 years experience.

Also check with local pharmacies and department of health-ours here is hiring people for PRN.

JabuJabule, LPN

Specializes in LTC and COVID vacccination. Has 2 years experience.

I got sent a job "offer" to apply to at a pediatric clinic to administer COVID vaccines. I applied. Here's hoping I hear back! Seems like a GREAT stepping stone for my future career.

JabuJabule, LPN

Specializes in LTC and COVID vacccination. Has 2 years experience.

An update; I applied for another COVID vaccine nursing job and I got it! I start training tomorrow and hopefully start on the floor Friday! I'm so excited, and I'll be making so much money!

Edited by JabuJabule