Casa de Amigos Offering Homebound Residents COVID-19 Vaccines
Homebound individuals are now having the COVID-19 vaccines available to them courtesy of Casa de Amigos.
According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, Casa de Amigos has partnered with Midland Health and has provided around 300 vaccines to homebound individuals and people in long term care facilities.
“Homebound individuals have a very complex situation because it’s very hard for them many times to have transportation to any of the (clinic) locations,” said Tonya Eckert, Casa de Amigos Executive Director. “Certainly, they can’t stand and so they have some limitations that are there. We just want to make sure those folks are served along with everyone else in the community.”
Casa de Amigos has given 303 vaccinations to people who are elderly, homebound, or vulnerable in some way.
Homebound people, even though they cannot leave the house, are vulnerable because of their caregivers who are in the public.
This is why Casa de Amigos partnered with Midland Health's Community Health Program so EMS staff and staff from Texas Tech Health Science Center can administer the vaccines with Casa de Amigos organizing the distribution.
Tonya Eckert said Casa de Amigos began vaccinating people in their program but have now expanded that to anyone in the community.
Casa de Amigos has also had many drive-thru clinics and has another one scheduled for Tuesday, April 6, 2021 but the deadline to get scheduled is today (April 5, 2021).
Homebound distributions will continue on April 10, 2021 to help with the demand of vaccinations since the state has opened up the vaccine to all adults.
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