Oswego County offering appointments for homebound seniors

Coronavirus

OSWEGO COUNTY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Oswego County Health Department is scheduling appointments for homebound residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

“The vaccine supplied by the state has allowed us to start vaccinating homebound residents,” said Vera Dunsmoor, RN, BSN, MSNE, director of patient services for the Oswego County Health Department. “To make it as efficient as possible, the appointments are scheduled based on residents’ locations and the number of people who have signed up. We want to make sure that our nurses can administer all vaccine doses in a vial. We don’t want a single dose to go unused.”

People who meet the criteria may call the health department’s COVID-19 hotline at (315) 349-3330 to be placed on a waiting list. The hotline is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“This is an important expansion of the pandemic response in our community,” said Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang. “I want to thank our nurses and other support staff for their extra efforts in coordinating and implementing this complicated operation. I also ask residents for their understanding and cooperation to make this program as efficient as possible. If you can go grocery shopping with help, then please come to one of our scheduled clinics. By visiting a clinic, you are helping to save the county’s limited resources and our nursing staff’s time.”

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