Thank you, hospital, for homebound vaccines

For many people, the hardest part about getting the coronavirus vaccine is getting to the hospital or clinic to get the shot.

Understanding that, MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena formed teams of mobile vaccinators who put 50 shots in arms last week, News staff writer Julie Riddle recently reported.

Riddle introduced us to Naomi and Alden Kirschner. Naomi Kirschner uses a walker and can’t stand very long, and Alden is blind, the kinds of physical limitations that have kept many eligible residents from getting their vaccinations.

“When they called, I thought, ‘Oh, this is an answered prayer,'” Naomi Kirschner told Riddle.

Many infectious disease experts say we won’t be able to call the pandemic over until some 70% of adults are vaccinated.

Programs like the hospital’s homebound vaccine clinics do much to get us there.

Thanks to the hospital and everyone on its home clinic team for their efforts.


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