The Getting older Fee plans for COVID-19 vaccinations to be administered at residence or wherever seniors request.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Our seniors make up probably the most susceptible teams through the Coronavirus pandemic.
Retirement houses meant to offer snug relaxation was havens for the virus.
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris has introduced a brand new initiative to get seniors vaccination safety throughout Shelby County.
Kim Daugherty is Govt Director of the Aging Commission of the Mid-South.
“Seniors, fairly frankly usually tend to have an excellent adverse final result even loss of life related to COVID-19 virus,” mentioned Daugherty.
The Getting older Fee is a part of the Shelby County Division of Group Affairs, which plans for COVID-19 vaccinations to be administered at residence or wherever seniors request. They’re particularly centered on amenities or condo complexes the place a number of seniors reside.
From Shelby to Tipton, Fayette and Lauderdale counties, Daugherty says 3,000 doses of the vaccination shall be obtainable to seniors and caregivers of their houses.
Knowledge from the Shelby County Well being Division reveals 71% of Shelby County seniors, 65 or older succumbed to the Coronavirus.
“We actually need to forestall that and assist seniors reside a wholesome life, however not solely reside a well being life however to get again out into the group…not be afraid to go grocery purchasing, not be afraid to have alternative to see their grand youngsters,” mentioned Daugherty.
Daugherty says the Getting older Fee has huge expertise reaching seniors with providers, as a result of they’ve served meals to this inhabitants all through the pandemic.