Governor Phil Scott Proclaims May 16-22 as EMS Week in Vermont as State Partners with EMS Crews for Statewide Vaccination Push
Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott proclaimed May 16-22 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week in Vermont, noting the extra importance in recognizing and thanking EMS workers for the broad range of work for Vermonters they have put in throughout the pandemic.
“EMS crews have been on the front line of this pandemic since it began, so while this week is an annual recognition, it has never been more important to thank our EMS workers,” said Governor Phil Scott. “And the best way to show your appreciation for our first responders and frontline workers this year is to get vaccinated against COVID-19.”
EMS Week traditionally serves as an opportunity to thank the 2,800 dedicated individuals who make up Vermont’s EMS system, including open houses and other events across the state.
Given the impact of the pandemic on this system, and the critical role these crews have played in Vermont’s pandemic response, state leaders are asking Vermonters to thank their first responders by getting vaccinated. More than 30 EMS-lead vaccination clinics are being scheduled statewide. A full schedule will be available at healthvermont.gov/myvaccine.
Visit healthvermont.gov/myvaccine to register for a vaccine and find the latest walk-in, mobile and pop-up clinics near you.
More information and the full schedule of EMS Week clinics will be made available later this week.