The George Washington University’s commitment to care and safety extends well beyond our campus environment. This year we know that the seasonal influenza virus and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both likely be circulating this fall and winter. We do not know very much about how the two viruses interact, but we do know that both have the potential to cause serious illness or death, especially in underserved populations.
As a result, the George Washington University is partnering with several community organizations to provide free influenza vaccines to residents in medically underserved areas of the city. Example partners include Bread for the City, Family Medical and Counseling Services in SE DC, the United Medical Center Mobile Health Van, several churches, food banks, and others.
We are looking for both medical and non-medical volunteers. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate. If you are a student in a clinical program at GW ( RN, PA, MD) and trained to given IM injections, there will be a licensed medical provider on site for supervision. Non-medical volunteers will be providing assistance answering questions on-site, directing patients, etc.
If interested, please visit https://smhs.gwu.edu/occupational-health/influenza-vaccine-clinic to register as a volunteer. We will communicate the specific dates, times, and locations as these are confirmed with each community partner. You will be able to then register via the online schedule, to commit to a specific volunteer slot and function.
Thank you for your consideration.