We’re focused on providing access to vaccinations for vulnerable communities with limited healthcare resources. By increasing personnel capacity and the number, rate, and equitable access of vaccine distribution sites across the country, Team Rubicon is expediting the nation's recovery from COVID-19.
Currently, our volunteers are serving on vaccine distribution support operations in cities and towns from Florida to Alaska.
Navajo Nation medical staff have been working non-stop for over a year since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. With TR, medical volunteers have augmented the local staff helping to open up beds and allowing local staff to take a much needed break.
Team Rubicon along with five other veterans organizations have formed the Veterans Coalition for Vaccination to ensure equitable access to the vaccine across the country.
Along with advertising industry leaders, groups launch public service campaign to build trust and help end the COVID-19 pandemic.
Disasters are indiscriminate, but their devastating impact continues to disproportionately affect individuals living in poverty and communities of color. COVID-19 is no exception and has exacerbated socioeconomic and racial disparities where resources are already limited.
See where we're currently supporting vaccination efforts across the United States with our interactive dashboard.
In alignment with the new administration’s vaccination strategy, Team Rubicon uses the Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) to serve the most at-risk communities to ensure our services are advancing equity for the most vulnerable, including across racial, ethnic and rural/urban lines.
HOW WE’RE SERVING
Successful vaccination is more than just putting needles in arms. It requires site set-up and tear down, vaccine transportation, patient registration, and traffic control.
By handling these tasks, our volunteers empower frontline workers to administer more vaccines and care for the critically ill.
Set up and tear down, traffic control, and maximizing on-site efficiencies.
Patient paperwork, managing effective transportation of vaccination supplies.
Providing volunteer healthcare professionals to supplement hospital and emergency room staff.
Providing site supervisors to lead and problem-solve volunteer planning.
With equitable access to vaccinations as one of our core focuses, we've created new capabilities to reach and support underserved or remote communities. Instead of asking people to take time off work or to travel hours away to the nearest vaccination site, we're bringing the vaccine to them.
Contrary to typical models for vaccinations, the total number of vaccinations provided on mobile vaccination operations is less important as every shot administered represents a greater percentage of the total community vaccinated.
In partnership with local communities, we're supporting mobile vaccination efforts from the West Coast to the Midwest.
Team Rubicon is proud to be a founding member of the Veterans Coalition for Vaccination, a group formed to unite and mobilize a nationwide network of veterans to ensure equitable access to vaccinations for all Americans..
The VCV launched the "Call to Arms" campaign to help restore and build trust in COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
SERVING OUR COMMUNITIES
How we interact with community members on vaccination support operations is critical to the success of our mission.
To assist communities and our volunteers on the ground, we’ve created a list of effective communication strategies and tools for cultural awareness and sensitivity.