Mayor Scott, Dr. Dzirasa unveil mobile health vaccination clinics

COVID-19 updates

On February 8, 2021, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott along with Baltimore City Health Department Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa unveiled their newest resource in the fight against COVID-19: Mobile health vaccination clinics. This project was developed by several sponsors, headlined by Medstar Health, Lifebridge Health and Johns Hopkins University.

These mobile health clinics will serve eligible older Baltimore City residents with limited transportation resources.

The clinics will focus on senior housing sites, independent and assisted living facilities, and nursing homes not covered by the federal pharmacy partnership. There are multiple factors considered in the prioritization method, which will target:

  • Areas with a high density of residents 65 and older
  • Areas with recent outbreaks
  • Areas with low vaccination rates

At the current capacity, each mobile health center will be able to treat between 50 and 100 individuals per visit.

To ensure that proper community outreach is established, the mobile health centers will alert the locations that they will be visiting days or weeks in advance. They will also ensure that residents are given the opportunity to ask questions in order for them to make an informed decision. Their objective is to soon have multiple mobile units operating concurrently, with the ultimate goal to have 20 separate teams operational by summer.

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