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EMS workers race to deliver vaccines to the most vulnerable Vermonters

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EMS workers race to deliver vaccines to the most vulnerable Vermonters

Description

"Vermont has rolled out Covid vaccines to health care workers, nursing home staff and residents, and now, those age 75 and older. But offering doses to those who can’t get to a hospital or vaccine distribution center is a daunting operational lift.

The state doesn’t have a comprehensive list of every homebound Vermonter. Officials must contact patients, schedule the appointments and administer the doses, taking into account the short shelf life and temperature requirements for the vaccine and the maze of remote, snowy roads they must navigate.

The Department of Health tapped seven of the state’s EMS departments to help. The emergency responders are working with visiting nursing associations that provide home nursing or hospice care."

Creator

Katie Jickling, vtdigger

Date

February 15, 2021

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Citation

Katie Jickling, vtdigger, “EMS workers race to deliver vaccines to the most vulnerable Vermonters,” COVID-19 Archive, accessed March 8, 2021, https://covid-19.digitalvermont.org/items/show/663.

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