City Has Started Vaccinating Eligible Homebound People; How to Register

By Carol Tannenhauser

The City started a new initiative last Thursday to vaccinate eligible homebound people, spurred on by the arrival of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is the one offered. An online registration form is posted here. Filling it out does not secure an appointment, but results in a follow-up call to further discuss eligibility requirements, which also include not having been vaccinated before or having access to a vaccination program.

The FDNY will deploy field teams with nurses to vaccinate older adults aged 65 and older in select residential buildings,” a press release about the program said. The effort “will scale up to 30 teams vaccinating 240 clients per day by the week of March 15. The City is also working with healthcare providers experienced in home-based care, such as visiting doctors and nurses, who will begin vaccinating hundreds of homebound older adults and caregivers over the next two to three weeks.”

“Vaccinating as many New Yorkers as possible will require us to meet New Yorkers where they are – and that includes in their homes,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi. “Access is essential and we’re putting every resource at our disposal to reach New Yorkers most at risk. The best vaccine is the one you get, and the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine will be a lifeline for homebound New Yorkers.”

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