SJC Health Department needs volunteers to help with vaccination clinics

NOW: SJC Health Department needs volunteers to help with vaccination clinics

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- The St. Joseph County Department of Health is looking for volunteers to work COVID-19 vaccination clinics when they become available.

They are looking for volunteers who are 16 years or older to help in the clinics, and qualified volunteers to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. 

“We’re looking for individuals who could be greeters, you know, help streamline people as they come into the vaccine clinic and oversee logistics in the movement of people, [and] ensuring physical distancing is happening. And volunteers to do disinfection, making sure that the space in which we're giving the vaccines are safe,” said Director of H.O.P.E for St. Joseph County Health Department, Robin Vida.

She said since they started recruitment over 200 people have already signed up to volunteer, with 100 of them having the requirements needed to administer the vaccine. Volunteers need to commit for at least five hours, but the department is looking for people who can donate more of their time. Vida says they just need the extra manpower to help when the time comes. 

"We haven’t needed in the past to ask for volunteers, and it’s largely due to the sheer capacity of people we want to be able to get through each day. And then that need for that second dose is also going to be important," Vida said.

To help administer the COVID-19 vaccine, the volunteer must have proper qualifications in the medical field such as:

  • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Interns/Students
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Nursing School Students
  • Paramedics
  • Advanced EMT’s
  • Medical and physician assistant students
  • RN, LPN, MA, and MD

To sign up to volunteer visit http://www.sjcindiana.com/1990/We-Need-Volunteers

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