Nov 19, 2009 6:11 PM by David Ortiviz

Pueblo health department requests more volunteers

Many of you have waited in long lines to get a swine flu vaccine. The Pueblo City-County Health Department is calling for volunteers to help run the clinics more efficiently. Specifically, they're in need of registered nurses and paramedics to give shots to patients.

The health department says in the beginning there were plenty of volunteers, but now resources are being stretched which creates longer lines for the public. "We feel like we can do this better, more efficiently and we've made some changes, but now we really do need those vaccinators to come forth and if they would that would sure help with our response," said Jody Carrillo, Pueblo City-County Health Department's Director of Disease Prevention and Emergency Preparedness.

The Pueblo City-County Health Department says they could use more than two dozen medical volunteers to help run each clinic. If you're interested in volunteering call the health department at 719-583-4430.


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