State Registries for Volunteer Vaccine Administrator Enrollment

States across the country are taking steps to increase the number of eligible vaccinators to administer the COVID-19 vaccines. NCSBN has compiled a list of state volunteer registries and federal government information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the PREP Act authority for providers and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a resource for stakeholders.

State/Territory Volunteer Registry Details
State

Alabama

Volunteer Registry

Alabama Department of Public Health

Details
State

Alaska

Volunteer Registry

Alaska Responds

Details
State

Arizona

Volunteer Registry

Arizona Emergency System for the Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals

Details
State

Arkansas

Volunteer Registry

ServArkansas

Details
State

California

Volunteer Registry

MyTurn Volunteer

Details
State

Colorado

Volunteer Registry

Information Not Available 

Details
State

Connecticut

Volunteer Registry

Connecticut COVID-19 Response

Details
State

Delaware

Volunteer Registry

Delaware Medical Reserve Corps 

Details
Territory

District of Columbia

Volunteer Registry

District of Columbia Medical Reserve Corps

Details
State

Florida

Volunteer Registry

Florida Division of Emergency Management

Details
State

Georgia

Volunteer Registry

Georgia Medical Reserve Corps

Details
State

Hawaii

Volunteer Registry

Hawaii Medical Reserve Corps

Details

Includes Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and America Samoa

State

Idaho

Volunteer Registry

Idaho Medical Reserve Corps

Details
State

Illinois

Volunteer Registry

Illinois Helps

Details
State

Indiana

Volunteer Registry

No statewide information available. Check with local vaccine providers for volunteer opportunities

Details
State

Iowa

Volunteer Registry

Iowa Statewide Emergency Registry of Volunteers (iSERV)

Details
State

Kansas

Volunteer Registry

K-SERV

Details
State

Kentucky

Volunteer Registry

Information Not Available 

Details
State

Louisiana

Volunteer Registry

Louisiana Department of Health

Details

Email to become a volunteer

State

Maine

Volunteer Registry

Maine Emergency Health Volunteer System

Details

Check with local vaccine providers for volunteer opportunities

State

Maryland

Volunteer Registry

Maryland Medical Reserve Corps

Details
State

Massachusetts

Volunteer Registry

Massachusetts Responds

Details
State

Michigan

Volunteer Registry

MI Volunteer

Details
State

Minnesota

Volunteer Registry

Minnesota Responds

Details
State

Mississippi

Volunteer Registry

Mississippi Responder Management System

Details
State

Missouri

Volunteer Registry

Show Me Response 

Details
State

Montana

Volunteer Registry

Montana Healthcare Mutual Aid System Medical Reserve Corps

Details
State

Nebraska

Volunteer Registry Details

Check with local vaccine providers for volunteer opportunities.

State

Nevada

Volunteer Registry

SERV-NV

Details
State

New Jersey

Volunteer Registry

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

Details
State

New Mexico

Volunteer Registry

New Mexico Medical Reserve Corps

Details
State

New York

Volunteer Registry

New York COVID-19 Vaccination 

Details

Licensed health provider vaccinators can sign up here

Student volunteers can sign up here

Eligible health care providers must take the NYSDOH COVID-19 Vaccine Training for Vaccinators modules

State

North Carolina

Volunteer Registry

North Carolina Local Health Departments

Details
State

North Dakota

Volunteer Registry

North Dakota Medical Reserve Corps

Details
State

Ohio

Volunteer Registry

Ohio Responds

Details
State

Oklahoma

Volunteer Registry

Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps

Details
State

Oregon

Volunteer Registry

Oregon Health and Science University

Details
State

Pennsylvania

Volunteer Registry

SERVPA

Details

Check with local vaccine providers for additional volunteer opportunities 

Territory

Puerto Rico

Volunteer Registry

Information not available

Details
State

Rhode Island

Volunteer Registry

Rhode Island Responds

Details
State

South Carolina

Volunteer Registry

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

Details
State

South Dakota

Volunteer Registry

South Dakota Department of Health

Details
State

Tennessee

Volunteer Registry

Tennessee Medical Reserve Corps

Details
State

Texas

Volunteer Registry

Texas Disaster Volunteer Registry 

Details
Territory

U.S. Virgin Islands

Volunteer Registry

Information not available

Details
State

Utah

Volunteer Registry

Utah Medical Reserve Corps

Details
State

Vermont

Volunteer Registry

Vermont Medical Reserve Corps

Details
State

Virginia

Volunteer Registry

Virginia Medical Reserve Corps

Details

Virginia Department of Health Guidance 

State

Washington

Volunteer Registry

WAserve

Details
State

West Virginia

Volunteer Registry

West Virginia Responder Emergency Deployment Information 

Details
State

Wisconsin

Volunteer Registry

Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry

Details
State

Wyoming

Volunteer Registry

Check with local vaccine providers for volunteer opportunities.

Details

Federal Efforts to Grow the COVID-19 Vaccination Workforce Through the PREP Act

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has taken action to increase the number of qualified healthcare professionals that can serve as vaccinators for COVID-19 vaccines through the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act Declaration and its amendments.  

Under this authority, the following roles are eligible to administer COVID-19 vaccines anywhere in the U.S.:  

  • Health Professionals: Dentists, Emergency medical technicians (advanced or intermediate EMTs), Midwives, Nurses (Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), Registered nurses (RNs), Licensed practical nurses (LPNs), Optometrists, Paramedics, Pharmacists, Pharmacy interns, Pharmacy technicians, Physicians, Physician assistants, Podiatrists, Respiratory therapists, and Veterinarians. 
    • Health professionals in these roles must either hold a current license or certification in good standing in a U.S. jurisdiction, or have previously held a license or certification in good standing in a U.S. jurisdiction that has lapsed within the past five years. 

  • Healthcare Students: Dental, Emergency medical technicians (advanced or intermediate EMTs), Medical, Midwifery, Nursing, Optometry, Paramedic, Pharmacy, Pharmacy intern, Physician assistant, Podiatry, Respiratory therapy, and Veterinary. 

All healthcare professionals or healthcare students practicing under PREP Act authority are required to complete the CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Training Modules. Healthcare students administering vaccines must be supervised by a currently practicing health professional experienced in administering intramuscular injections. More details about the eligibility and training requirements for health professionals and students can be found in the HHS resources linked below.  

HHS is encouraging individuals wishing to become volunteer vaccinators to register through their state or territory’s Emergency System for the Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP) registry. 

HHS Webpage on Expanding the COVID-19 Vaccination Workforce

HHS Fact Sheet on the PREP Act and Who is Eligible to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines Nationwide Under Its Authority

HHS Frequently Asked Questions on the PREP Act

Links to Each State or Territory’s ESAR-VHP Registry