150 police medics tasked with vaccinating Nassau's homebound residents
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced Tuesday plans for additional help for homebound seniors and those who can't get out to get the vaccine.
The new plan expands on the county's call center that started in March to help seniors book appointments. A total of 150 police medics will be heading into homes and administering the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot for those who qualify.
"Now that we have the Johnson & Johnson vaccine coming to us, we feel that is best to use for the homebound because the logistics are so much easier," says Curran.
Judy Barr, 59, lives in Glen Cove and feels likes she was forgotten. Barr has multiple sclerosis and is unable to leave her house or bed to get the vaccine, so this is good news for her.
"My aide is clapping, and I want to clap with her because it's a great thing," says Barr.
Curren says the new program should be up and running by next week. Appointments aren't available yet, but residents will eventually be able to schedule one through the senior hotline.