COVID Vax Bus

Physician Volunteers Needed to Deliver COVID Vaccinations Across Minnesota – One-day Shifts Now Available


bus-(1).jpgThe MMA Foundation, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota, is seeking physician volunteers to help administer COVID-19 vaccinations to underserved communities across the state.

Volunteer physician vaccinators are needed to staff six mobile vaccine buses that will be deployed every week from now through August.   The buses will serve all those who face barriers to access.

Clinicians interested can complete the application here.

Greater Minnesota mobile units will operate out of regional hubs making daily trips to identified communities. Twin Cities metro mobile units will be deployed on a smaller geographic scale, targeting high density areas of focus populations.

Each bus will usually have two clinicians, five non-clinical staff, a driver and a field supervisor.  Volunteers can sign up for one-day or four-day shifts, or register to be on-call. Those volunteering for the Twin Cities shifts will travel back to their own home each night. Food will be provided during the day.  Those who volunteer for the greater Minnesota shifts will receive complimentary meals and lodging.  Volunteers who reside near a rural hub can make arrangements to board the bus when it arrives in the region.

All clinical volunteers must have an active, unrestricted medical license in Minnesota and be willing to complete two hours of online, on-demand trainings. Section 3215 of the CARES Act  provides liability coverage for volunteer health care professionals during the Covid-19 Emergency Response. The full text of the Act may be found at: BILLS-116hr748enr.pdf  (congress.gov) and section 3215 may be found on or around page 94.

If you have questions, please e-mail Stella Health.