Join Us! Serving on the Front Lines of
Ready to Put Your Skills to Work Battling
From administering vaccines to participating in various
community outreach and education initiatives, you can make a
meaningful difference in America’s ability to prevail over the
Consider working side-by-side with other health and medical
professionals, serving your home communities and communities
across the nation.
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
MRC volunteers donate their time and expertise to prepare for
and respond to emergencies and promote healthy living in their
In 2020, more than 500 MRC units in 48 states, the District of
Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana
supported their communities in a wide array of responses to the
COVID-19 pandemic including contact tracing, testing with
COVID-19 testing clinics, assisting with vaccine distribution,
providing medical surge personnel to healthcare facilities, and
various community outreach and education initiatives.
There are opportunities in communities across the country for
MRC volunteers to help improve health in their communities.
Practicing and retired medical professionals, public health
professionals, and members of the community who don’t have
medical background can all make important contributions to their
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National Disaster Medical System
The healthcare and medical professionals who serve with NDMS
respond to disasters and public health emergencies to protect
health and save lives.
During the response to the
COVID-19 pandemic, NDMS responders have also worked to
decompress hospital emergency rooms in communities across the
country, from densely populated urban areas like New York City
to remote facilities in Alaska. NDMS responders also helped
communities with fatality management, responded to emergencies
including Hurricane Laura and the California wildfire as the
COVID-19 pandemic continued, and administered over 100,000 doses
of the vaccine.
NDMS responders are intermittent federal employees who may
deploy for a few weeks each year to hard-hit communities in
response to a disaster or emergency. NDMS responders include a
wide range of medical.
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Become a Part of the Expanded Vaccine
More healthcare personnel are needed to administer these
life-saving vaccines in communities across the country, and the
definition of covered qualified persons to give the vaccine has
been expanded to include, among others, current and retired
healthcare professionals , and students in healthcare programs.
To apply help administer COVID-19 vaccines in your community,
find out if you are
with your state through the Emergency System for the Advance
Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals.
State and territorial health agencies will determine how to
best use available COVID-19 vaccinators to help their
communities. Some vaccinators may not be called to serve, but by
registering you are making the commitment to help the people in
your community if they need you. You could even administer a
dose of vaccine that saves someone’s life.
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