In response to requests received from metro area Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) has developed vaccination teams to support the clinics in their COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
Between February & July 2021, seven metro area FQHC vaccination clinics were supported by over 100 MRC members, representing every UMN health science school and numerous other programs. The MRC ended their initial deployment on July 30, but is evaluating additional requests from FQHCs as they are received. We are accepting additional vaccinators for our COVID-19 Vaccination Team, which will be called on to fill future requests for support from FQHCs.
The clinics we supported included the following:
- Community University Health Care Center (CUHCC)
- Minnesota Community Care
- Southside Community Health Services
- United Family Medicine
- People's Center Clinics & Services
- Neighborhood HealthSource
- Open Cities
“With so much focus on the shortcomings of the vaccine roll out, supporting a well-organized and highly skilled health care team working effectively to meet the COVID vaccine needs of the community it serves has been reassuring and very fulfilling,” reflects Sarah Hoffman, an assistant professor at the UMN School of Nursing. She is a volunteer vaccine injector at Minnesota Community Care and is pictured with Reuben Moore, Chief Executive Officer of MNCC. Read on in A shot in the arm for those who need it most.