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Posted on: February 8, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Volunteers Needed for Future Vaccine Point of Dispensing

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Brookings, S.D. – The following information was provided to the City of Brookings by the Brookings Health System:

The Brookings County Pandemic Planning and Coordination Committee (PPCC) is asking for community volunteers to help with future COVID-19 vaccination point of dispensing (POD).  

Medical professionals with valid licenses are needed to assist with vaccinations, medical screening, medical counseling, first aid, and observation. Volunteers without a medical background are needed to assist as greeters, form helpers, data entry, assistants for medical professionals, and roving volunteers. 

Interested individuals should sign-up on the South Dakota Department of Health’s volunteer registration portal located at doh.sd.gov/COVID/Vaccine. There they can select what type of volunteer work they are seeking and answer questions about skills and experience. A link to the Department of Health’s volunteer registration portal can also be found at brookingshealth.org/Vaccine. 

About the Brookings County Pandemic Planning & Coordination Committee

The Brookings County Pandemic Planning & Coordination Committee (PPCC) is a partnership between Brookings Health System, Brookings County Emergency Management, the City of Brookings, the Brookings County Chapter of the Red Cross, South Dakota State University, Sanford Health Brookings Clinic, Avera Medical Group Brookings and the Swiftel Center. The PPCC focuses on community preparedness and response in cases of natural disasters, infectious diseases and terrorism. More information and resources can be found at bereadybrookings.com.

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