Cincinnati Public Library ready to assist distribute COVID-19 vaccines

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The Cincinnati Public Library is ready to distribute vaccines to vaccination sites. At a time when we are trying to get COVID-19 vaccines into people’s arms asap, we must use every weapon we have in our arsenal. And while it seems like an odd partner, the Cincinnati Public Library has a longstanding relationship with Hamilton County Public Health regarding emergency response: “That’s exactly what we do in the library. We are a nationwide system and designed to sell things, ”said Holbrook Sample, chief technology and logistics officer of the Cincinnati Public Library. It is usually busy distributing information and books, but now the library has taken on a new role: providing critical items to help fight the pandemic. “Some PPE that we moved. Sharp needle containers, we moved. Lots of hand sanitizer – we moved a lot of it – and also plastic parts like the sneezers,” said Matthew Todd, shipping and receiving manager for the Cincinnati Public Library The library has six vans delivering reading materials across Hamilton County, and now it has been asked to use those trucks and their drivers to deliver vaccines when needed. “We are ready to have any type of vaccine transport as soon as it is available and distributed throughout the state, “he said for example: Five drivers, including Todd, are ready for any calls that may come their way.” Whatever I can do – and then the people can do that are involved in this team – help, we are ready to do. It is very important to me that we do this because I know it has been very difficult for everyone to do this, ”said Todd. Todd said he and his team are perfect for the job; They have all been in Hamilton County for years and know the streets.

The Cincinnati Public Library is ready to distribute vaccines to vaccination sites.

At a time when we are trying to get COVID-19 vaccines into people’s arms asap, we must use every weapon we have in our arsenal.

And while it seems like an odd partner, the Cincinnati Public Library has a longstanding relationship with Hamilton County Public Health regarding emergency response.

“We actually do that in the library. We are a nationwide system and designed to sell things, ”said Holbrook Sample, chief technology and logistics officer of the Cincinnati Public Library.

It is usually busy distributing information and books, but now the library has taken on a new role: providing critical items to fight the pandemic.

“Some PPE we moved. Sharp needle containers, we moved. Lots of hand sanitizers – we moved a lot of them – and also plastic dividers like the sneezers,” said Matthew Todd, shipping and receiving manager for the Cincinnati Public Library.

The library has six vans that deliver reading materials across Hamilton County, and now it has been asked to use those trucks and their drivers to deliver vaccines when needed.

“We are ready to ship any type of vaccine as soon as it becomes available and distributed across the state,” said Sample.

Five drivers, including Todd, are ready for any calls that come in their way.

“Whatever I can do – and then the people who are on this team – can do to help, we are ready to do. It is very important to me that we do this because I know it it was a really tough time for me all to keep this up, “said Todd.

Todd said he and his team are perfect for the job; They have all been in Hamilton County for years and know the streets.