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.
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 http://va.train.org 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.
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: