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Licensed/certified health professional in Oregon or another state, as well as retired health professionals who were licensed/certified in Oregon within the last 10 years, are all encouraged to register with SERV-OR.
Start your SERVOR application today and start receiving notifications of vaccination events that need your help!
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units are locally managed counties or regions in the state. Join your local MRC for local volunteer opportunities. If you don’t see an MRC that is local to you, you are invited to join the nearest unit to where you live or work.Questions about your local unit? Reach out to the local MRC Coordinator in your jurisdiction. *Please note that call volumes are extremely high; email is the preferred method for contact.
Yes, with some license and training requirements:
"In good standing" means that:
OHA cannot deploy volunteers with the State Managed Volunteer Pool in SERV-OR, who are not currently or previously licensed/certified by a state regulatory board.
On March 22, 2021, the Oregon Health Authority issued an Authorization of the Prep Act Expansion of the Vaccinator Workforce in Oregon. OHA's Authorization expands certain student health professions who may administer vaccine in Oregon, after meeting all requirements listed therein. The Authorization does not change the statutory rule for who may register with the State Managed Volunteer Pool in SERV-OR.
The following Medical Reserve Corps Units in SERV-OR will accept student health professionals. When creating a SERV-OR account, students may only join one of these organizations:
Additionally, check in with your school. Many counties have agreements with health local occupation training programs, colleges and universities, and may have opportunities for students to volunteer as vaccinators.
Yes! Most currently licensed/certified health professionals can join SERV-OR if their credentials were issued by a state regulatory board and are in good standing.
Some exceptions and considerations to this include:
You cannot register with the State Managed Volunteer Pool in SERV-OR.
People who are not licensed may only register with one of three Medical Reserve Corps Units in SERV-OR. When creating your account in SERV-OR, unlicensed individuals may only join one of the following Organizations:
If your county is not listed, your community may still need your help! For example, non-medical volunteers could be asked to support drive-thru clinics with traffic flow, check-in/out of volunteers, staff, or the public. You may be needed to help keep facilities neat and tidy, or even help with event set-up/break-down. There are a lot of ways you may be needed, but the best way to connect will be locally through your local health department or office of emergency management to find out how they are recruiting and managing non-medical volunteers for vaccine distribution.
You can also search for local programs where you may be able to get involved as a non-medical volunteer:
So, you have completed registration at
SERV-OR.org, joined an MRC and/or the SMVP. WHAT NOW?
IMPORTANT NOTE: The intent behind delegation is to allow professions outside of the vaccinator scope (e.g., chiropractors, accupuncturists, audiologists, etc.) to be delegated as a vaccinator, increasing the vaccinator workforce in SERV-OR. These volunteers would not be operating outside of their respective scope of practice. Instead, the delegating licensee assumes responsibility for training and oversight of the person (an unlicensed medical assistant) who is delegated authority.
EMS Professionals should review the Emergency Scope Practice Change for EMS Providers in Oregon effective January 14, 2021 regarding approval from their supervising physician to participate in any SERV-OR deployment outside of their jurisdiction.
To learn more, please reference the following Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS)
(ORS 401.025, ORS 401.364, ORS 401.355, ORS 401.368, ORS 401.355 - 401.465)
Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act, amended December 2020
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