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Health officials seek volunteers to help with vaccinations

Woman receiving an injection in her arm

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Health is looking for volunteers to help administer the coronavirus vaccines. Health officials have set up a website where potential volunteers from across the state can register to assist with COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

And, volunteers who are willing to help in medical settings may qualify to receive their vaccine early. Volunteers who register on the portal can select what type of volunteer work they are seeking.

The DOH says you don’t necessarily have to have a medical background. They are seeking both those who are licensed to give vaccinations and those who can handle data and administrative duties.

Applicants will be vetted by DOH before any volunteer opportunities are offered.

 

January 29, 2021