Baltimore Metropolis companions with well being care establishments to achieve seniors with COVID-19 vaccine
Monday, February 8, 2021
Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5
Baltimore Metropolis is partnering with well being care establishments to arrange cell COVID-19 vaccination clinics and outreach for older adults.
The objective is to give attention to seniors who’ve a tough time making it out to metropolis vaccination clinics and produce the vaccine to them.
“We all know that it is important that fairness stays on the forefront of our vaccination technique,” Mayor Brandon Scott mentioned.
The town is partnering with MedStar Well being, LifeBridge Well being and Johns Hopkins Drugs.
Well being Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa mentioned the hassle is a pure outgrowth of town’s cell COVID-19 testing and flu shot clinics. The hassle will align with Maryland Division of Well being tips, prioritizing these dwelling in congregate care settings that will not have been lined by a federal partnership with CVS and Walgreens.
The cell clinics will prioritize areas with outbreaks and low vaccination charges. Clinicians will be capable of vaccinate 50 to 100 folks per clinic per go to, however metropolis officers hope to scale as much as 20 vaccination groups by mid-summer as provides improve.