Better Cincinnati organizations work to vaccinate 75 and above age group

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Millions of Ohioans are sitting at home waiting for their number to be called to get the COVID-19 vaccine. For those 75 and up, the time is now. The state received 11,000 doses of the vaccine for this age group. Now several providers like the Hamilton County Health Department are working to get them into people’s arms. “Please note, however, that we only received 1,000 of those 11,000 doses, so people will have to look elsewhere as there are other options in Hamilton County,” said Greg Kesterman, Hamilton County’s health commissioner. Other providers in Hamilton County with available vaccines include full hospital systems, state-qualified health clinics, and small Kroger clinics. Registration with the health department is based on the “first come, first served” principle. “The way it works on our website is that we allow people to register. Once we get the vaccine, we randomly assign our list and call people who are eligible to vaccinate, and we’ll fill out appointments at the clinic by the end of the year. Appointments and vaccines will be allotted, ”Kesterman said. The Council on Aging serves more than 20,000 seniors each year. “As you know, it is very frustrating for everyone because the vaccines are limited and the registration process is complicated,” said Ken Wilson, vice president of operations. You have called seniors to help them navigate the various websites and hotlines to register for the vaccine. On Monday they went one step further. “Starting today, we launched a transportation program that is available to all seniors in the community who cannot get there,” said Wilson.

Millions of Ohioans are sitting at home waiting for their number to be called to get the COVID-19 vaccine. For those 75 and up, the time is now.

The state received 11,000 doses of the vaccine for this age group. Now several providers like the Hamilton County Health Department are working to get them into people’s arms.

“Please note, however, that we only received 1,000 of those 11,000 doses, so people will have to look elsewhere as there are other options in Hamilton County,” said Greg Kesterman, Hamilton County’s health commissioner.

Other providers in Hamilton County with available vaccines include all hospital systems, state-qualified health clinics, and small Kroger clinics.

Registration with the health department is subject to availability.

“The way it works on our website is that we allow people to register. Once we get the vaccine, we randomly assign our list and call people who are eligible to vaccinate, and we’ll fill out the appointments at the clinic by the end of the year. Appointments and vaccine will be allocated, ”said Kesterman.

The Council on Aging serves more than 20,000 seniors annually.

“As you know, it is very frustrating for everyone because the vaccines are limited and the registration process is complicated,” said Ken Wilson, vice president of operations.

They called seniors to help them navigate the various websites and hotlines, and to register for the vaccine. On Monday they went one step further.

“Starting today, we launched a transportation program that is available to all seniors in the community who cannot get there,” said Wilson.