SCIOTO COUNTY, OH (WOWK)—Scioto County residents unable to leave home due to age, disability or medical impairment can now qualify for in-home COVID-19 vaccinations from the Scioto County Health Department.
Qualifying individuals can have a Health Department nurse bring the vaccine right to their homes. To qualify, you must live in Scioto County and also meet these conditions:
- Be a senior (65+) or a person with a disability who requires in-home assistance by a caregiver. OR you have to use adaptive equipment (like a ventilator, crutches, a walker, a wheelchair, etc.) and require special medical transport to leave home.
- Leaving home is not an option for you because doing so requires considerable and taxing effort.
Those who qualify can call the Scioto County Health Department at 740-355-8358 and choose OPTION 2 for NURSING.
The Health Department also noted that they can provide some accommodations for people who can leave their homes but still have trouble getting to a vaccine site. They can administer shots in your car if you are unable to leave your car, and they can refer you to a free transportation service if you do not have transportation to the clinic site.