Mobile program works to vaccinate homebound population in Shelby County

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — The City of Memphis is teaming up with firefighters to vaccinate homebound residents in Shelby County.

The needs of those who cannot leave their home due to age or illness are being met by a critical group of people.

The program is administering hundreds of COVID-19 vaccines each week to the homebound population.

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Workers said they are proud to help in this way.

The mobile paramedicine program began in 2015 to focus on people who need to make multiple hospital visits or people with urgent behavioral needs.

The COVID-19 pandemic has expanded that mission to help homebound patients in the area.

The team worked with FedEx to find the most time-saving route and expedite the process.

If you are homebound or a caregiver, you can sign up to be vaccinated here.