Philly Fighting COVID Seeking Volunteers For Mass Vaccination Site At Convention Center – CBS Philly
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia’s COVID-19 bulk vaccination facility will reopen later this week. The senior doctor says the convention venue is set up as a permanent clinic and will be here for as long as they need it.
For this weekend, however, they are looking for volunteers.
Philadelphia’s first mass COVID vaccination site was a success last weekend and will be back at the convention center this Friday and Saturday.
“We plan about three to seven people per five-minute interval,” said Dr. Karol Osipowicz from Philly Fighting COVID.
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According to Dr. Osipowicz were allocated 2,600 vaccines for Philly Fighting COVID this weekend. While they have some full-time employees, the site is mostly run by volunteers.
“We are looking for nursing students, nurses, doctors and any type of health care professional willing to help us,” said the doctor.
On the other side of the equation, registration is open to health care workers who need to come in for their COVID intake. As more cans become available, there are plans to expand in Philadelphia.
“We have people there ready to go,” said Dr. Osipowicz. “It’s just a matter of availability.”
Regardless of what stage you fall into, the general public can register and pre-commit to receive the vaccine. This is the most efficient way for Philly Fighting COVID to reach out to you to let you know when it is your turn.
“Last weekend we had over 50,000 people registering for the vaccine, and that makes it very easy for us to determine if they are eligible people who can make an appointment,” said Dr. Osipowicz.
Just like registering for the vaccine, volunteering is also done online. To volunteer, send an email to [email protected]
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