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City wants to ID those unable to get to vaccine sites

 

Last updated 2/17/2021 at 4:16pm



Beginning Thursday, Feb. 18, the city of Edmonds Recreation staff will be answering calls Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to identify Edmonds residents unable to travel to obtain their COVID-19 vaccines once more vaccines become readily available.

Edmonds residents who meet state vaccine guidelines and are homebound and unable to travel to a vaccine location are encouraged to call 425-771-0230 to speak with a staff member.

“We have homebound residents who are potentially being missed when it comes to getting their vaccines,” said Mayor Mike Nelson.

“Our goal is to find our most vulnerable homebound residents in the city and then work with our partner agencies to identify ways to get them a vaccine once they become more readily available.”

This outreach effort is to identify citizens who will be experiencing obstacles getting their vaccine once more are available as a first step in problem-solving how to better assist them.

If you aren’t homebound but are currently eligible for the vaccine under state vaccine guidelines, you are encouraged to contact your primary health-care provider.

If you do not have internet access or are facing a language barrier, you can call the COVID-19 call center for Snohomish County at 425-339-5278 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) for assistance.

For more information about who is currently eligible or to learn more about the vaccine and how to schedule one, go to http://www.bit.ly/2ZnNX4R.#

Note the city of Edmonds does not have vaccines and will not be setting up appointments.

 

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