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FEATURE:

Are you willing and able
to volunteer in the vaccine
effort to combat the
COVID-19 pandemic?

T

he vaccination for the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus has
begun. In this effort, local practices, health systems, and
the York City and county departments of health will
need significant staff to help vaccinate the hundreds of thousands
of York County residents who will be eligible to receive the
vaccine. Because of nursing shortages across the country, and
licensing requirements, there is opportunity for physicians to
help - including retired physicians! The York County Medical
Society is working to build a pool of physician volunteers to
support these immunizations against COVID-19.
This isn't the first time that YCMS has played a role in
vaccination. In 1963, the York County Medical Society and
the Hanover Medical Society offered Sabin polio clinics to get
the " new " polio vaccine to as many people as possible - 34 sites
ended up participating - the March 4, 1963 York Gazette and
Daily (a forerunner to the York Daily Record) ran the Page One
headline: " 135,000 Countians Take Sabin Vaccine. "
Physicians (and retired physicians!) may be able to (specific
duties will vary by site):
- Directly administer vaccine (PPE, etc., would be provided);
there is a particular need for physicians to be a part of a
new mobile vaccination team to vulnerable individuals

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- Supervise other healthcare workers such as medical
assistants, to administer vaccines
- Provide administrative support
- Assist patients during their observation period after vaccine
This effort is in coordination with Dr. Matthew Howie, York
City Bureau of Health, Dr. Mark Goedecker at WellSpan Health
and WellSpan Volunteer Engagement. Dates, times and locations
are available now. Please contact Liz Torres, Executive Director
of the York County Medical Society, at LizYCMS@comcast.net
or phone or text to 717-843-6744 if you would like to volunteer.
WellSpan is helping rout physicians to multiple partnerships
in the community (including the mobile unit) by assisting with
the required training, background checks and liability coverage.
This is through the WellSpan Hope Squad process and begins
with sign up at: https://www.wellspan.org/covid19/i-want-tohelp/volunteer-with-the-covid-19-hope-squad/


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