As St. Louis County prepares to roll out the next priority level of COVID-19 vaccinations, they're asking for a little help.  St. Louis County Public Health is seeking volunteers who are willing to help at the vaccination clinics.

While they are looking for as many volunteers as they can get - there are a few skill requirements involved for some of the positions.  The county is looking for Minnesota Board-certified nurses to help assist with the actual administering of the COVID-19 vaccinations.  However - if you are not a nurse, you can still help out.  They're also looking for people to help with registration and traffic control.  For all of the positions, they're asking for basic computer skills.

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The drive to find volunteers isn't a judgement on the job that St. Louis County has done so far with COVID-19 vaccinations.  According to Amy Westbrook - St. Louis County Public Health Director:

"St. Louis County Public Health staff has done an amazing job so far with getting shots into people's arms during these first initial weeks of vaccine roll-out.  But, we will soon be moving to phases with larger priority groups and so we are seeking volunteers to assist us at larger clinic events."

Again - the county is seeking some skilled nursing volunteers, but there is room (and a position) for anyone.  St. Louis County is using the Minnesota Responds online system to register volunteers.  To sign yourself up - click here.  The Minnesota Responds Medical Reserve Corps is part of a nationwide initiative to pre-register, manage, and mobilize volunteers to help their communities respond to all types of disasters.  Registering with Minnesota Responds doesn't obligate you to assist at any particular location or date but it puts you on a list to be contacted so that you can choose to volunteer when and where it fits your schedule.

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