Team Rubicon Deploys Response Team to Philadelphia Vaccination Site

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March 17, 2021

PHILADELPHIA – Team Rubicon, a veteran-led global disaster response organization, has deployed a response team to support the City of Philadelphia, FEMA, and other government partners at the Center City Community Vaccination Center. This site is equipped to deliver up to 6,000 doses of the lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine each day. The Philadelphia site is the first federally supported community vaccination centers in the nation to benefit from Team Rubicon’s skilled assistance.

“We are very grateful for the skill and expertise that Team Rubicon is bringing to the fight against COVID-19 in Philadelphia,” said FEMA Region 3 acting regional administrator, Janice Barlow. “Team Rubicon is an incredible organization that offers a new mission to veterans looking to continue their service. FEMA regularly works in partnership with Team Rubicon in our disaster response operations and we are really glad to be doing so again here in Philadelphia.”

More than 35 Team Rubicon volunteers, known as Greyshirts, have arrived from several states and nearby areas to provide various forms of non-clinical assistance at the vaccination center. They are filling important roles throughout the vaccination center and are directly engaged in guiding vaccination center clients through the experience, from start to finish.

“We are honored to be serving in this national life-saving mission,” said Rich Locke of Team Rubicon. “We have been in the fight against this pandemic from the beginning and we won’t stop until we beat COVID-19.”


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Team Rubicon is one of several volunteer organizations supporting the COVID-19 response in Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia residents can also volunteer with the Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps:


FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. FEMA Region 3’s jurisdiction includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. 


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