Six leading veterans organizations—Team Rubicon, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Student Veterans of America (SVA), Team Red, White & Blue, The Mission Continues, and Wounded Warrior Project —created the Veterans Coalition for Vaccination (VCV) in February 2021. The Travis Manion Foundation recently joined the Coalition.
At the on-set of the pandemic, Team Rubicon deliberately pivoted the organization to meet community needs brought about by COVID-19. Team Rubicon’s volunteers established mobile testing sites, propped up healthcare systems with medical providers, maintained food bank operations, and collected and distributed PPE serving over 9.7m people across the country.
The lessons learned in 2020, have enabled Team Rubicon to support vaccination distribution efforts.
Team Rubicon provides services that augment vaccination efforts such medical support, logistics and wrap-around support services to relieve pressure on the nation’s overwhelmed health system. Team Rubicon believes that every individual, regardless of socioeconomic status and geographic location, should have access to the vaccine. At the request of local, state, federal, tribal, public health, non-profit and community partners, Team Rubicon has established mobile and fixed vaccination sites in more than 105 cities nationwide. Team Rubicon is currently deployed to the Navajo Nation to provide medical support including vaccinations.
Since December, Team Rubicon has supported more than 12,460 vaccinations in the Navajo Nation. To date, Team Rubicon has helped to administer more than 1.6 million vaccinations.
Hear Lee Callahan's conversation with Team Rubicon CEO Art delaCruz here: