Colerain Fire, EMS to provide home COVID-19 vaccinations

Colerain Fire, EMS to provide home COVID-19 vaccinations

COLERAIN, Ohio (FOX19) - The Colerain Township Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services will soon be bringing COVID-19 vaccinations directly to residents’ homes.

The vaccinations are for residents who are homebound, invalid, or otherwise unable to travel or get out to a clinic.

Colerain residents or their caregiver can register for this service online. People can also call 513-825-6143 to sign up.

A Colerain paramedic will then be in touch with the registrant to schedule the in-home visit.

At the time of the vaccination, the paramedic will also schedule the patient for a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, if necessary.

March 15 will be the first day for this pilot program in Colerain Township.

Firefighters spread out across the township Thursday to visit churches to let them know that dozens of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are on the way.

Fire captain Shane Packer is in charge of the vaccination program in Colerain.

He is making sure his team is stocked with the medical supplies that will be needed when the program begins on Monday.

Regardless of their age, any Colerain Township resident, who is homebound, can now complete a survey online and expect to receive a shot within a matter of days.

“It’s something that we’re proud to be a part of,” Packer said. “We’re proud to collaborate and bring this type of program and put it to the streets and provide this important vaccine to our residents that need it and can’t get it.”

With more than 60,000 people living in the area, this vaccination program has the potential to keep first responders busy.

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