North Carolina Offers At-Home Vaccination Hotline
North Carolina has set up an at-home vaccination hotline for people with limited mobility.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with Piedmont Triad Regional Council Area Agency On Aging to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations to people who can’t leave their homes.
The hotline at 866-303-0026 allows caregivers, providers, and individuals across North Carolina to schedule an in-home vaccination.
Health Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen touted the initiative in a news release where she reminded people that vaccination offers the best protection against the virus to people who are dealing with serious health issues at home.
Cohen said that nearly all current COVID-19 hospitalizations are among the unvaccinated, and even those who stay home are vulnerable.
Meanwhile, Forsyth County officials say there has been a strong response to the $25 Summer Cards being offered with first dose COVID vaccinations.
Forsyth Public Health says in a news release that 116 doses were given on Tuesday, the first day that the incentive was offered.
The cards are available to anyone 18 and older who receives their first dose, and to non-commercial drivers who take someone to a first dose appointment.