NC launches new at-home vaccination program for those who can’t leave house

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with the Piedmont Triad Regional Council Area Agency on Aging to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations to people with limited mobility who cannot leave their home.

This new initiative is part of the state’s effort to provide people with access to safe COVID-19 vaccines and expands PTRC AAA’s successful local at-home vaccination program.

Those interested in getting vaccinated can call the at-home vaccination hotline at 1-866-303-0026 to schedule an at-home vaccination. An online registration form is also available here. A PTRC vaccination specialist will follow up to schedule an at-home vaccination.

Caregivers and providers can also schedule appointments.

“We are happy to announce that PTRC AAA will lead the statewide program and staff a hotline to help people who may be unable to reach a doctor’s office or vaccination location due to health issues, age or other reasons,” said NCDHHS Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. “COVID-19 vaccination offers the best protection against hospitalization and death to people who are dealing with serious health issues at home. Nearly all COVID-19 hospitalizations are among the unvaccinated, and even those who stay home can become infected.”

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