New Partnership to Increase Vaccine Access and Equity
Vaccine Ambassadors has partnered with Meals on Wheels (MOW) Durham and Meals on Wheels Wake to increase access to routine adult immunizations. Starting this fall AdhereRx will be offering in-home vaccination services to nearly 2,000 MOW clients. “We serve a very vulnerable, elderly population. The majority of our clients are home-bound and may have a difficult time getting to their medical appointments. It’s important for them to have access to vaccines and in-home vaccine services make this process very convenient and safe,” states Sharon Lawson, Director of Program Services for Meals on Wheels of Wake County.
In addition to COVID-19 and seasonal influenza vaccines, clients and those who live with them, will have the opportunity to catch up on all recommended vaccines for their age and health conditions. “We most often associate vaccines with children, but there are many vaccines that are important as we grow older. Over the past 2-years many people have missed routine preventive services including recommended vaccines. We know that those with chronic health conditions are at greater risk of complications from vaccine-preventable diseases. It is our hope that by increasing access to vaccines through in-home services, more adults will be protected. This partnership seems like a perfect way to launch our new Adult Immunization Mobilization (AIM) initiative,” states Jackie Kaufman, Executive Director, Vaccine Ambassadors.
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