Disability Network Northern Michigan has a new initiative, bringing COVID-19 vaccines and boosters from the clinic, straight to the comfort of your home.
“If you are a person with disabilities or a medical condition that prevent you from being able to get out to a vaccine clinic or a drug store where they’re giving those vaccinations and and boosters, we can connect you with a company that will come out and do that for you in your home,” said Lorna Teng, Independent Living Resource Specialist for the Disability Network.
The program is being offered in 17 counties throughout Northern Michigan, including: Alpena, Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Missaukee, Montmorency, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle and Wexford.
“The Homebound Vaccine Initiative was set up because we out we were being referred to people who wanted vaccinations and booster shots in their homes,” said Teng.
The free vaccine is available for anyone 18 years old and older. The Disability Network partnered with a home service provider to offer the vaccines.
“People are excited,” said Teng. “They’re extremely grateful.”
The home service is offering the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.
“We just want to help people optimize their living to the best way possible, and the best way possible is not to get the virus and get real sick from it, or worse,” said Teng. “We’re just thrilled to be able to provide the opportunity for people that would like to have it.”
If you’re interested in the Homebound COVID-19 Vaccine Initiative call the Disability Network at (231) 922-0903.