Ingham County Looking For Volunteer Vaccinators
The Staff at Lansing Urgent Care have been working nonstop at their clinic and the Ingham Country vaccination center to administer vaccines. They're now looking for individuals interested in becoming a volunteer vaccinator. Lansing Urgent Care's Director of Business Hillary Myers says finding volunteers isn't as easy as you'd think.
Vaccinators are the most difficult volunteers to come by because not everyone can vaccinate. So, vaccinators are generally the health care workers that are already working really hard.
A lot of the clinics members are working overtime and spending their days off at the drive-thru vaccinating. Sarah Warren, a physician's assistant at Lansing Urgent care has been coordinating the volunteers at the vaccination center and says she has help, but is in need of reinforcements.
I do have staff, especially through Lansing Urgent Care, and we've been helping to staff the clinic since December, who will either come on their days off or they will come in before their shift and so they'll work five hours vaccinating and then they'll go in and work.
Those working at the vaccination center are hoping to find other medical professionals willing to help out. They're looking for anyone with a medical degree. It's okay if you don't have an active medical license, Warren says some of their best volunteers are retired. If you're interest in becoming a volunteer, you can fill out a form at the Lansing Urgent Care website.
If you are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and do not know if you are eligible, you can find more information here.