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Six Veteran organizations are coming together to form the Veterans Coalition for Vaccination. The goal: enable Veterans to help other Veterans get vaccinated.

A Team Rubicon volunteer prepares a shot to administer.

Veterans have the experience to help organize vaccination sites

Veterans, who have moved everything from troops to ships to entire armies, have the unique skills and expertise needed to run vaccination sites, explained one of the VCV’s founding members, Art delaCruz of Team Rubicon.

“Veterans understand process, the value of executing steps in checklists, and managing unexpected changes. They were indoctrinated in teamwork and shared efforts and focusing available resources to carry out a mission,” says delaCruz. “Plus, their extensive and broad experience allows them to tackle the wide range of necessary tasks, from the managing all logistics to distribution of the vaccine to organizing and executing site administrative tasks – think registering people to get vaccinated or monitoring vaccines for reactions – to providing leadership and organization of the volunteers at a site.”

To enable Veterans to get into the fight, Team Rubicon, the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)Student Veterans of America (SVA)Team Red, White & BlueThe Mission Continues, and Wounded Warrior Project created the Veterans Coalition for Vaccination (VCV) in early February. Learn more via the URL shown in the “Website Address” box above…

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