Delaware County Launches Program to Vaccinate Homebound Residents

Delaware County Council and the Delaware County COVID-19 Task Force have partnered with community organizations across Delaware County to launch the Homebound COVID-19 Vaccination Program. This new program, part of the Delaware County Pandemic Plan, will help ensure that any homebound individual who cannot safely leave their residence is able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

The COVID-19 Task Force expects the program will vaccinate up to 500 homebound residents per week, based on the anticipated supply of vaccine provided from the State. A direct caregiver can also qualify to receive a vaccination. Language assistance is available.

The critical work of identifying homebound individuals by county agencies—including the Department of Human Services, the County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA), the Office of Behavioral Health and the Office of Intellectual Disabilities—and by our community partners is an ongoing process. The Task Force welcomes additional input from local organizations to help identify individuals for the program.

Individuals can call the Delaware County COVID-19 Call Center at (484) 276-2100, or by email, to add themselves or a homebound loved one, friend or neighbor to the “Homebound Roster” for an on-site at-home vaccination. Information needed includes the name of the person to be vaccinated, a phone number, zip code, and an email if applicable.

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