Janet Olszewski, director of the Michigan Department of Community Health, says the need is there, but the federal government has not asked for Michigan's help yet.
However, the state has set up a hotline in order to prepare medical professionals to go as soon as the request is given. Those wanting to volunteer can call the hotline and tell them their specialty and availability. They should also make sure their immunizations are up-to-date.
That hotline number is 1-888-535-6136.
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