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FEMA Needs Workers for Norfolk Mass Vaccination Clinic

FEMA wants local residents for non-medical emergency management, media relations, intergovernmental affairs and communication roles. Most positions appear to pay between $16 and $29 an hour.

by Elisha Sauers, The Virginian-Pilot / April 2, 2021
People stand in line outside of a federally run COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Military Circle in Norfolk on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
(TNS) - A large federally run coronavirus vaccination site in Norfolk is seeking candidates for temporary jobs to help support the clinic.
 
The Federal Emergency Management Agency wants local residents for non-medical emergency management, media relations, intergovernmental affairs and communication roles. Most positions appear to pay between $16 and $29 an hour.
 
Those hired will join the team in place — a mix of local, state and federal workers. Volunteer organizations and 135 sailors are supporting the FEMA clinic.
 
Based in the old Macy’s department store at Military Circle Mall, the site was set up last week to help reach some of the most vulnerable populations to the pandemic. FEMA has said it wants to inoculate 105,000 Hampton Roads residents during the eight-week operation.
 
Vaccinators will spend the first six weeks giving out first and second Pfizer doses. Over the final two weeks, they will provide Johnson & Johnson shots.
 
Recent news reports indicated the maker would have to destroy 15 million doses because of quality problems. When asked if that would impact the Norfolk clinic, a FEMA spokeswoman only said the agency had the supplies it needed to meet the demand.
 
Residents can apply for jobs at fema.gov/careers/job-openings or usajobs.gov.
 
Elisha Sauers, 757-839-4754, elisha.sauers@pilotonline.com
 
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