SaveLives Vaccination Campaign

IMANA joins FEMA & HHS to vaccinate America

IMANA has been identified by FEMA & HHS as a trusted partner to provide volunteers for the national Covid-19 vaccination campaign. Apart from signing up its own members, IMANA is offering its registration platform for volunteers from other healthcare organizations and associations as well.
Once registered, IMANA will credential the volunteers and confirm their participation individually. FEMA will provide air travel and reimburse for board & lodge and local transportation; it will get in touch with the volunteers directly to make those arrangements. Liability for vaccination campaign workers and volunteers is covered through the Prep Act and by the concerned state.

A minimum of two weeks commitment is required to join this campaign.

We are seeking volunteers from among Physicians, Dentists, NPs/PAs, RNs/LPNs, EMTs, Pharmacists, and Veterinarian who can volunteer their time for this national campaign. Retired individuals who have held a valid license within the past 5 years are also eligible to volunteer subject to providing a copy of their most recent valid license.

Volunteer Opportunities

SaveLives: USA


FAQ – Vaccination Campaign

How is the campaign designed, what role does IMANA play?

To scale up the Covid-19 vaccination drive for general public, Health & Human Services Department (HHS) has asked FEMA to get volunteers from NGOs that it has relationships with. FEMA sent out a general request and organized a wide-ranging conference call with these NGOs, IMANA was among them. We agreed to provide volunteers as and when available to match their requirement schedule. At that time, we launched the registration page with the information available at hand.

On a follow up request from FEMA, we have now opened up our portal for registering members of various other healthcare associations as well.

Who can register?

Anyone with a healthcare license that covers giving injections can sign up. Retired physicians who held a license within the last 5 years are also eligible. Following categories are included:

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • NPs/PAs
  • RNs/LPNs
  • EMTs
  • Pharmacists
  • Veterinarians

What about malpractice/liability?

Liability for vaccination campaign workers and volunteers is covered through the Prep Act and by the concerned state.

Can I go ahead with preparations once I sign up?

You may, but not right away. IMANA will credential all registrants and confirm their participation via email within 2-3 days of signing up. The same information will also be conveyed to FEMA.

How many days do I need to volunteer for?

A minimum of two weeks commitment is required to join this campaign.

What about travel, accommodation and food?

Once you are confirmed, FEMA will make travel arrangements via its own travel agency. They will set up an individual account for each volunteer, the agency will then book suitable flights. FEMA will need you to complete form 1199A for setting up individual direct deposit account.

They will also book an appropriate hotel. However, volunteers will pay for the hotel, car rental and food upfront and FEMA will then reimburse it via direct deposit on completion of the trip. While hotel, car rent, fuel, parking, tolls etc. will be paid on actuals, food is paid on a fixed per diem basis. FEMA will share the claims/reimbursement procedure with each individual.

How do I know where and when to deploy?

The locations and dates will be communicated to the volunteers by FEMA, in collaboration with their respective associations.

Can I volunteer more than once?


Will there be vaccines available for people when volunteers come?

HHS, State and County administrations are working together to decide where and when they need volunteers which is based on the projected availability of vaccines for those locations on those dates. FEMA will deploy volunteers to such locations only.

Have a question? Get in touch.

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