Health

About 1,300 Norfolk residents get vaccinated at clinic in Calvert Square neighborhood (Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority)

3.10.21

From WAVY News Norfolk:

There was a continuous flow of people heading into the community building in the Calvert Square neighborhood of Norfolk Sunday.

All of them were waiting patiently to get their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

“It feels good to get the first one out the way,” said Norfolk resident, Jerry Broadnax.

Dr. Cynthia Romero, the Director of the M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health at EVMS, was helping out.

Boston mobile vaccination unit begins in Roxbury: ‘This is what equity looks like’ (Boston Housing Authority)

3.10.21

From the Boston Herald:

The city’s mobile vaccination site has begun putting shots in arms, starting with 100 vaccines at a Boston public housing project for seniors in Roxbury.

“This is the beginning of a mobile effort that the city’s going to roll out to bring vaccines to people’s homes, to where people live,” Boston Health Chief Marty Martinez told reporters outside the Martin Luther King Towers apartment buildings in Roxbury on Friday morning.

HACEP completes second round of COVID-19 vaccinations to more than 800 of its residents

3.10.21

From the El Paso Herald-Post:

The Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP), in collaboration with University Medical Center (UMC), Amistad, El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso County and County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, distributed vaccines to more than 800 elderly residents on Friday, February 26.’

Bringing the COVID-19 vaccine directly to public housing senior residents is a great idea (Chicago Housing Authority, Housing Authority of Cook County)

3.10.21

From the Chicago Sun Times:

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the need for government officials to make it easier especially for older people to access vaccine appointments, the online competition being unworkable for many of them. That’s before you even get to mobility issues.

One recommendation I passed along from the Jane Addams Senior Caucus was that we start taking the vaccine directly to senior public housing residents instead of making them find their own.

Atlanta Housing and Partners Connect Seniors to COVID-19 Vaccinations

2.24.21

From Atlanta Housing's website:

Atlanta Housing (AH) partnered with the Family Health Centers of Georgia to vaccinate 118 AH residents Friday, Feb 19. AH provided transportation using social distancing, masks and sanitation per CDC guidelines. Additional vaccinations will occur as AH development partners provide onsite clinics for eligible residents.

Mobile COVID-19 vaccination event targets Cherry Hill seniors (Housing Authority of Baltimore City)

2.24.21

From WMAR Baltimore:

I’m very fortunate," said Doris Moore.

Moore is one of more than 80 Cherry Hill Homes residents ages 65 years or older who got their first COVID-19 vaccine dose Tuesday.

"It wasn’t bad at all," said Gloria Harris.

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City partnered with the Baltimore City Health Department and MedStar Health, using their mobile clinic to break down any accessibility barriers.

DCHA Works with Johns Hopkins Medicine to Vaccinate Senior Residents

2.24.21

From the District of Columbia Housing Authority's press release:

District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) Executive Director Tyrone Garrett is proud to be working with Johns Hopkins Health System (JHSS) and Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), thanks to its partnership with D.C. Department of Health, successfully completing the first three weeks of the pilot program vaccinating senior citizens living in DCHA properties. 

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