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USM School of Nursing student gives President Cummings his best shot

March 26, 2021, was a long-awaited and exciting day for USM President Glenn Cummings as he received the first of his two COVID-19 vaccines at the Northern Light Health clinic in South Portland.

“I'm not a huge fan of needles, but this is one vaccine I'm thrilled to get,” Cummings said. “To be able to receive the vaccine from a USM School of Nursing student makes the privilege all the more special. Cameron Petit gave me his best shot — it was quick and painless. To Cameron, Alexander, Paige, and all of the 135 USM School of Nursing students who are volunteering in Maine's vaccination efforts this spring, you have my deepest thanks for your work to keep us healthy and safe.”

A photo of Glenn Cummings getting his temperature checked

Upon arriving at the Northern Light Health clinic at the former Pier 1 Imports building in the Maine Mall complex, USM President Glenn Cummings gets a temperature check from School of Nursing student Alexander Winn of Camden.

A photo of a USM student helping President Cummings with some paperwork

Next, there’s a little paperwork to complete, and USM School of Nursing student Paige Menard of Glover, Vt., helps make sure everything is in order.

A photo of Glenn Cummings getting his shot

Then it’s time to roll up the sleeve for USM School of Nursing student Cameron Petit of Biddeford who does the honors ...

A photo of Glenn Cummings getting his shot

... and gets a round of applause for an expertly delivered dose of the vaccine.