Housebound? There’s a way to get a vaccine in Snohomish County
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Health authorities refuse to let people who are immobile or similarly housebound be left behind on being vaccinated. A system to have a professional medic make a house call is available for people whose medical circumstances mean the only way to get a vaccine is through in-home vaccination.
If you are housebound, or care for someone who is, you may contact the county’s vaccine call center at 425-339-5278 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to discuss.
A screener will ask if you’ve tried speaking with your doctor or primary pharmacy about getting a vaccine, and whether you can leave your home, explained Kari Bray, a spokeswoman for the Snohomish Health District.
If your barrier to a vaccine is something else, such as not having a ride, the call center will work to help you, but it won’t send a medic.
As of Tuesday, April 27, the medics have given more than 200 housebound Snohomish County residents their first shot, and more than 130 people are fully vaccinated, Bray said.
Appointments are usually within the week, South County Fire outreach manager Shawneri Guzman said during an April 27 briefing.
The program covers all areas of the county.
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