Ohio is recruiting volunteers to assist with COVID-19 vaccine distribution

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Posted at 1:56 PM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 13:56:26-05

CLEVELAND — The state of Ohio is currently recruiting volunteers to assist with COVID-19 vaccinations across the state, according to Ohio Responds Registry.

Anyone working as physicians, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, emergency medical technicians, dentists, dental hygienists, optometrists, respiratory care professionals and veterinarians are encouraged to volunteer.

The department of health released the following statement:

"If nurses or doctors want to help with vaccine distribution or administering the shot, they can sign up with the Medical Reserve Corps (MCR). MCR is a group of volunteers engaged with local communities to strengthen public health, reduce vulnerability, build resilience and improve preparedness, response and recovery capabilities. Volunteers who wish to vaccinate must be licensed or certified through the respective Board, i.e.: nurses, doctors, pharmacists, EMS personnel, etc. Licenses are verified as active and in good standing as part of the on-boarding process of being an MRC volunteer as well as prior to any deployment. Volunteers are trained by the local units with an MRC Orientation and receive Just-In-Time training in the specific role the volunteer will fulfill in a deployment situation."

Must be 18 years or older.

  • Must comply with any training requirements of the group(s) you join.
  • Must ensure profile information is up to date at all times (contact numbers, professional license, etc.)
  • Must complete all required fields when filling out the application.
  • Must complete the short Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Orientation linked to the application.

Click here to register.

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