Yolo County seeking volunteers to help at vaccine clinics

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By John Fout
Special to the Express

With the authorization of COVID-19 booster shots and Pfizer pediatric vaccines for children ages five to 11, the Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency seeks volunteers to assist with vaccination clinics. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and the best protection against the virus.

Volunteers assist with set up, take down, registration, screening, vaccination, traffic control, translation, medical observation, and overall management of the vaccination clinics. Anyone 16 years of age and older can volunteer; community service certificates can be issued for volunteer hours upon request. Food and drinks will also be provided during volunteer shifts.

Volunteers must complete the “Medical Points of Dispensing (MPOD)” course at http://yolopodclasses.org. Upon completion of the class, individuals will be given the option to submit a volunteer application to Yolo County.

For questions about volunteering, contact the Yolo County Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer.coordinator@yolocounty.org.

Volunteers have played a critical role in the COVID-19 vaccination rollout to date, and Yolo County looks forward to community member participation in the process of protecting residents against the threat of COVID-19.

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