PIMA COUNTY, Ariz. (KGUN) — Pima County has expanded the COVID vaccine eligibility to these receiving at-home long-term care services.
The new vaccine eligibility is underneath Phase 1A.3 steerage, together with these 18 years and older who obtain long-term care services at dwelling, in accordance to well being officers. The new group contains people with disabilities equivalent to bodily, mental or developmental, psychological well being or sensory, these with high-risk medical situations, and members of the Arizona Long Term Care System.
Pima County says the brand new eligibility for long-term care contains adults who require attendant care, private care or hospice services by an in dwelling care supplier or dwelling well being company.
The new modifications are relevant to the county registration system and vaccination websites, in accordance to well being officers. Those eligible won’t be required to show their incapacity or medical situation however people could also be requested to present types that they’ve obtained long-term care services, these types embrace letters from a supplier, physician, or dwelling well being company, documentation from the Arizona Long Term Care System, social safety, Arizona’s division of developmental incapacity, or long-term care insurance coverage supplier.
Below are choices for these in want of entry to vaccinations for weak adults offered by the county:
- The PCHD established a name middle to help folks immediately with registration and scheduling vaccinations. A normal helpline quantity, 520-222-0119, is out there for folks to obtain help with registration. Spanish-speaking employees and cellphone interpreters can be found.
- People with out entry to know-how or electronic mail who name the helpline are scheduled immediately at choose PODs. Transportation to appointments can even organized as wanted.
- We acknowledge that some people in this precedence group could require an at-home vaccination, if they’re unable to depart the house, and have created an possibility for folks to register for this. Beginning March 4 2021, folks needing at-home vaccinations, or their consultant, are in a position to register by means of the health departments registration system.
- PCHD is also increasing cell vaccination clinics in rural, semi-rural and high-risk communities. Eligible residents will be vaccinated at a group based mostly pop-up drive by means of or walk-up clinic. Transportation assist can be accessible for folks needing help accessing these clinics.
For extra info on the vaccine eligibility, click here.