Vaccine Availability for Healthcare Professionals
The County of San Diego (County) is following federal and state guidelines and working with the County's COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Advisory Group to determine the groups and sequence of delivery for initial allocations given limited supply. Ensuring those responsible for treating COVID-19 patients are among the first to be vaccinated is one way of protecting our frontline healthcare professionals so that they can continue to protect us all.
- If you work for an enrolled and approved COVID-19 vaccination provider, your employer will contact you directly about being vaccinated.
- For all other healthcare workers, including those who work in organizations not enrolled and approved to provide COVID-19 vaccinations, the County is working on various ways to provide vaccinations to those not participating as vaccinators.
Enroll to Provide COVID-19 Vaccinations
Hospitals, pharmacies, clinics, and other providers interested in administering COVID-19 vaccine must be enrolled in the federal COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Vaccines and ancillary supplies will be procured and distributed by the federal government at no cost to enrolled, approved COVID-19 vaccination providers.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is coordinating enrollment for the region. All healthcare providers interested in helping administer COVID-19 vaccine should apply online through COVIDReadi, CDPH's registration and enrollment system.
Potential vaccination sites will need to meet all requirements before enrolling. This includes being actively listed in the San Diego Immunization Registry (SDIR). If you are not already enrolled in SDIR, please email SDIR.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov, or call the SDIR Help Desk at (619) 692-5656 for assistance.
If you have questions about this enrollment process or need technical assistance, please contact the County of San Diego’s COVID-19 Vaccine Branch at COVIDVaxEnrollment.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov or (858) 569-3300.
San Diego County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) COVID-19 Vaccinators Needed (Updated 1/9/21)
Volunteer applications for licensed medical professionals are being
accepted at this time for limited membership for COVID-19
Vaccinators must be clinically active, or recently retired, professionals in the following occupations:
- Physician Assistants
- Pharmacy Technicians
- Medical Assistants
- EMTs (first aid)
- Flexible shifts are available
- Volunteers will be offered the opportunity to be vaccinated
- Volunteers are requested to commit to a minimum of two shifts per month
- Training and supervision will be provided
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided
- Registration and coverage through the CA Disaster Service Worker Volunteer Program
- Provides worker’s compensation coverage and limited immunity from liability when you are officially deployed
Vaccinations occur in a variety of locations and may have limited accommodations
UPDATE: FEMA IS-100 and IS-700 are no longer required for vaccinators at this time
To Apply for the Medical Reserve Corps:
- Register with the CA Disaster Healthcare Volunteer (DHV)
system at https://www.healthcarevolunteers.ca.gov/.
- Select the San Diego County MRC unit as your Organization
- Select Add Organizations, then
- Select Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer Organizations, then
- Scroll down to San Diego MRC
- Please ensure your profile is 100% complete
- Complete and submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
- You may be contacted to complete a phone interview. Once approved, you will be provided with required training and further instructions.
Note: We are experiencing a high volume of volunteers and appreciate your patience as we process each potential volunteer and respond to questions. Thank you!