Nurses will administer as much as 15 Johnson and Johnson vaccines in Baldwin, Bibb, Monroe and Peach counties.
MACON, Ga. – Kaiser Well being Information stories that between 2 million and four.four million older adults are homebound, which signifies that tens of millions of individuals within the US can not get to a vaccination web site. Atrium Well being Navicent is making an attempt to fill the void in central Georgia.
4 Atrium Well being Navicent nurses administered the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines all through Bibb County Thursday morning.
“It is a very quick time to get it out,” mentioned Carol Babcock, Wholesome Group Director for Atrium Well being Navicent.
Every vial has 5 doses and might be positive for simply two hours after popping out of the fridge.
“We needed to strategically decide which aspect of city every individual was going to go to,” Babcock mentioned.
Babcock mentioned they spent two months making ready for this.
“We now have to plan to ensure we are able to administer at the least 5 at a time in order that no vaccine is wasted.”
As soon as the kits are prepared, the nurses will get into their vehicles and head to at the least three homes.
Elise Nixon is one in all ten individuals who received vaccinated Thursday morning. Along with being homebound, she is excessive threat and has already overwhelmed the virus as soon as.
“I want to thanks very a lot for taking the time to get out,” Nixon mentioned.
Nurse Practitioner Lori Mullis adopted the protocol and waited 15 minutes earlier than leaving.
“I feel our first try went very properly, and we’re definitely wanting ahead to serving to extra homebound individuals in our neighborhood,” Mullis mentioned.
Vaccines for the homebound might be offered in Baldwin, Bibb, Monroe and Peach counties for the following two weeks.
If you’re homebound and serious about getting vaccinated, you need to name the Georgia Division of Public Well being at: (404) 657-2700.