New Haven nurses called “intrepid” in vaccinating tanker crews so they can “finally go home”
When she became a nurse 10 years ago, Sara Keiling didn’t expect her to wear a pink hard hat and life jacket and climb a steep 9-meter ladder to vaccinate her patients during a global pandemic.
But that’s what she and other nurses at Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center in New Haven have been doing since May to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to more than 90 crew members on tankers that regularly arrive in the port. . Nurses take pictures on board the ships as many crew members do not have valid visas.