Volunteers with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Peace Corps manned a mobile coronavirus vaccination unit in Montgomery County over the weekend, part of a statewide outreach to underserved communities as mass vaccination sites dwindle.
The mobile unit set up shop Saturday at Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg, where it will remain available Tuesday through Sunday for the next two weeks, according to WTTG-TV (Channel 5).
“It’s a great story to serve these communities,” said Timothy Pheil, deputy coordinating officer for FEMA in Maryland, WTTG reported. “It’s [also] a great opportunity to serve the Hispanic community here in Gaithersburg.”
Peace Corps Response Team 5 member Jazzin Perry added that they have two fluent Spanish-speaking volunteers who have been helpful connecting with the community.
FEMA has deployed mobile units throughout Maryland since April to reach underserved and socially vulnerable communities in the state’s vaccination efforts, WTTG reported.

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