County seeks volunteers for Medical Reserve Corps


A central Indiana county is seeking volunteers to bolster its ranks of people who can staff mobile clinics to help treat residents exposed to illness.

The Hancock County Health Department is looking for medical professionals and those willing to work as support staff in its Medical Reserve Corps.

Public health nurse Jerry Kieffer tells the Daily Reporter volunteers might be called upon in crises to administer vaccines, direct traffic or hand out information.

The last time the corps was activated was in 2009 during the outbreak of the H1N1 virus. Corps volunteers visited every county school to vaccinate children against the deadly flu and returned later to administer boosters at elementary schools.

Those interested can attend informational sessions either Tuesday or Thursday at the Hancock County Courthouse Annex.

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