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Virginia Medical Reserve Corps

The Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a force of dedicated volunteers who stand ready to support the community in the event of a public health emergency. Each of the 31 local MRC units is comprised of teams of medical and public health professionals who, along with interested community members, volunteer their skills, expertise and time to support ongoing public health initiatives and assist during emergencies throughout Virginia.

Become a VA MRC Flu Vaccinator

Resolve 2B Ready

Winnie Bennett, RN

Peninsula MRC


There are knowledge and competency verification requirements for VA MRC volunteers and VDH staff  to provide vaccinations to the public.  Below are several informational resources for VA MRC volunteers providing vaccinations:



VDH: Overview of Mass Influenza Vaccination Operations for MRC [ARCHIVED] at and search Course ID 1053603.  PPT from the VDH: Overview of Mass Influenza Vaccination Operations for MRC OR View the Influenza Session  on CDC Web On Demand 



MMWR Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) — United States, 2014–15 Influenza Season August 15, 2014 if administering only influenza vaccines. OR  CDC Pink Book -Chapter 11  Influenza


After you have watched or read any of the resources above, please contact your MRC unit coordinator to schedule a time to complete the 10 question flu test and competency evaluation.



Why Volunteer?


You Never Know
When Your Community Might Need You.

The success of our response to a large-scale public health event, such as a pandemic or bioterrorism attack, depends on how quickly and effectively we can mobilize MRC volunteers.

MRC units throughout the state actively improve and protect their community’s public health by supporting:

  • Health education and preventative health screenings.
  • Efforts to provide medical services to at-risk populations.
  • Communicable disease outbreak response.
  • Volunteer emergency preparedness training and exercises.
  • Local, state and national response to terrorism attacks and disasters; providing staffing support for medical services, emergency shelters, mental health outreach, dispensing sites for medications and vaccinations, disease investigations and environmental health efforts for food and human safety.



Last Updated: 11-14-2014

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