By Cheryl Fiandaca

BOSTON (CBS) – Robert Fine is going back to work at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, joining other retired nurses in the COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

“The Brigham called and said they needed more people to help provide the vaccinations and I knew there wasn’t enough healthcare workers to both care for the sick and care for the dying and get a whole country vaccinated,” Fine said. “I’m a nurse and I can give vaccinations so it’s something I can do with real but moderate risk.”

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Fine retired in 2017 after more than 30 years. He begins orientation at the hospital next week.

“I know it’s going to be in a building separate from the clinical care areas,” Fine said of the clinic. “I’m going to go from wherever I park right into the building. The shifts are eight to 12 hours a day.”

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He is expecting to get the shot himself at some point.

“I’m high on the list it only takes a few minutes to give a shot, so if I’m going to be working eight to 12 hours, that’s a lot of people. I hope I’m towards the top I’ll just accept where I am in all of that,” Fine said.

Fine points out it will still take a while before the virus gets under control. “Even if have you the vaccine you should wear your mask, keep social distance,” Fine said.

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital said 12 retired nurses will help staff the clinics, which will be up and running starting on Wednesday.

Cheryl Fiandaca