GREENBURGH, NY — January 12, 2021 —Over 50 COVID vaccine volunteers have signed up as COVID-19 Vaccine Angels. Their outreach effort will extend their assistance to hundreds, perhaps even thousands on the coming weeks in helping seniors traverse the complex vaccine registration process.
The very same COVID-19 Vaccine Angels will also engage in assisting with transportation for seniors who need transportation to a vaccine site.
The first organizational meeting will convene Thursday, January 14th from 7-8 pm
Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said he has been swamped with calls and e-mails from seniors who are experiencing a difficult time getting appointments for a Covid-19 innoculation.
“The Town is setting up a Covid-19 vaccine angels program to help seniors navigate the Covid-19 process,” noted Supervisor Feiner. We will hold our first organizational meeting via zoom for those interested in getting involved in helping seniors this Thursday from 7 PM to 8 PM. We are getting an enormous response from volunteers – over 50 volunteers so far,” he noted with pride.
Volunteers will reach out to seniors by engaging in cold call seniors so as to encourage them to take the vaccine Nd to accept the assistance of Greenburgh’s Covid-19 Angels. Should seniors not posses a computer, and if they find the registration process exasperating and/or stressful the volunteers will help them complete the appointment application form. The Angels will also inquire if seniors can’t get to the vaccine sites, and offer to provide them with transportation assistance. In addition, the process will inform the Angels what is or isn’t working. They will report their experiences to the State.
For example: People can’t get through to the New York State telephone number to accomplish an appointment. And alas, some may give up trying. Husbands and wives have to register separately –making it even harder to take the the vaccination together.
Those wishing to become a Covid Angel can direct e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. In turn, they will be invited to the Zoom meeting on the evening of Thursday, January 14th at 7:00pm.
/s/ PAUL FEINER
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