Oregon Office of Rural Health

COVID Vaccinations

Covid Vaccinations

The latest COVID vaccination information for rural Oregon, updated as we receive new information.

Last updated March 16, 2021

The Oregon Health Authority is putting out a call to current and previously licensed health care providers in Oregon to register with SERV-OR to volunteer in support of COVID-19 vaccination efforts. As you know, health care resources are strained, and communities need health care professionals who can make themselves available to join the response.
Please help this effort by inviting any qualified medical staff at your practice to register with SERV-OR.
Health professionals can sign up today.

What is SERV-OR?

The State Emergency Registry of Volunteers in Oregon (SERV-OR) is a statewide pool of licensed physicians, nurses, pharmacists, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), behavioral health providers, respiratory therapists and other medical professionals who are willing to volunteer in response to Federal, State, and/or local emergencies.

How can your medical staff help as a volunteer professional, after registering with SERV-OR?

There are several ways they may be asked to help, depending on the need.
 They may be asked to:

  • Administer COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Fill various logistical, administrative, or clinical support roles at mass vaccination events
  • Work from home supporting public health vaccine data entry

You also may know other health professionals who have retired from medical service, and they can be part of this effort too!

  • Previously licensed volunteers may enroll in SERV-OR if their license has been expired fewer than 10 years and was in good standing at the time it lapsed
  • They may register at SERV-OR with their local Medical Reserve Corps Unit and the State Managed Volunteer Pool for Previously Licensed Volunteers
  • They will receive a no-cost background check and be asked to complete required training before they can deploy

Thank you for considering who else may be available to participate in this important effort, even if they have left the health care workforce.
Thank you for doing your part to keep all of Oregon safe!  We ask that you encourage your medical staff to go to SERV-OR and sign up today.