HealthImpact created VaxForce in response to the statewide shortage of skilled workers who are available to administer the Covid-19 vaccine. To help meet this critical demand, VaxForce created a volunteer workforce of licensed professionals and students. VaxForce provides a one-stop service by recruiting and managing volunteers, performing professional license and background checks, working with vaccination agencies and initiatives to recruit volunteers, and deploying volunteers to vaccination sites.
Requests for our volunteer workforce have come from both health professionals and students who wanted to donate their time to give vaccines. Community agencies who are passionate about getting vaccines to hard-to-reach communities are also reaching out to HealthImpact for help in accessing licensed professionals and students. Additionally, VaxForce volunteers conduct outreach, provide patient education, and perform care coordination depending on needs.