Essex-Windsor EMS Paramedics Vaccinate Vulnerable Individuals At Home

Saturday March 13th, 2021

Posted at 8:33am


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Paramedics with Essex-Windsor EMS have begun inoculating vulnerable residents in their homes instead of having residents travel to mass vaccination clinics.

Members of the Essex-Windsor EMS Vulnerable Patient Navigator team vaccinated 44 residents of an apartment building who had pre-registered for the mass vaccination clinics for those aged 80 and over, but who would have had difficulty accessing sites in Windsor and Leamington.

The residents received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine and will be scheduled to receive a second dose. The team plans to continue vaccinating eligible residents in the same apartment building and will then move on to another.

The Vulnerable Patient Navigator program was launched in 2016 to help ease the strain on the local ambulance service and reduce offload delays by working closely with patients who use emergency medical services more than three times per year.

The program holds clinics in high-rise apartment buildings and also deploys wireless devices to monitor blood pressure and other key health indicators.

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