City of Allentown Paramedics and the Allentown Health Bureau are partnering to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound residents in Allentown.
“We fully understand that a portion of the population wants to be vaccinated, but health conditions prevent them from reaching a city or other vaccine clinic,” said Mayor Ray O’Connell. “We want to provide that opportunity to our residents who may need it the most.”
Allentown EMS Chief of Operations Eric Gratz said, “This partnership leverages strengths from both EMS and our Health Bureau to reach citizens who may not otherwise get vaccinated. Our paramedics are excited to go above and beyond their daily mission to help accomplish this!”
“The Allentown Health Bureau is ready immediately to partner with Allentown EMS to make sure that our citizens with mobility issues and those who need highly specialized transportation can be vaccinated in the comfort of their homes,” said AHB Director Vicky Kistler.
To qualify for an in-home vaccination:
- YOU MUST BE A CITY OF ALLENTOWN RESIDENT and
- YOU MUST HAVE A HEALTH CONDITION THAT MAKES LEAVING THE HOUSE VERY DIFFICULT.
If you (or a family member/client) meet these conditions, please call our Homebound Vaccine Hotline at 610-260-0360, and leave a clear message with your NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and ADDRESS (please provide your contact information if scheduling on behalf of someone).
Prompts on the Homebound Vaccine Hotline are in English and Spanish.
It may take several days to receive a return call due to the volume of requests and time of your call. All qualifying residents will be scheduled based on the supply of vaccine.
Blogger's Note: Kudos to Allentown for thinking out of the box.