Monday, April 18, 2022
The Atlantic County Medical Reserve Corps will be honored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its COVID-19 community vaccination assistance efforts during the 2022 MRC Recognition Awards on April 19, 2022.
The Atlantic County Medical Reserve Corps is comprised of both medical and non-medical volunteers who work with the county’s Division of Public Health and Office of Emergency Preparedness to improve the health and safety of our community.
“We are extremely proud of our MRC members and extraordinarily grateful for the benefit of their time and talents,” stated County Executive Dennis Levinson. “We join in congratulating them for this national recognition as a COVID-19 Community Response awardee.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, MRC members supported the county’s vaccination efforts at Atlantic Cape Community College and at the mega site at the Atlantic City Convention Center, one of six
mass vaccination sites in the state.
The Atlantic County MRC provided vaccinators for the mega site that was open seven days a week from January through June 2021. Not only did its existing members step up to the challenge, but the effort attracted additional new members who wanted to help protect their community by increasing public vaccinations to reduce the spread of the deadly virus.
For more information about the Atlantic County MRC, visit https://www.readyatlantic.org/get/mrc.asp.