That’s why a helping clinic was set up at the Boys and Girls Club of Easton.
The clinic will help folks who don’t have access to a computer or a smartphone, or those who just aren’t comfortable using either device.
The 73-year-old friend of one of the clinic organizers couldn’t figure out how to upload her Medicare card, for example.
“That was going to keep her from getting her vaccine appointment,” said organizer Margie DeRenzis.
Volunteers will help residents get online to first verify whether they’re eligible for the vaccine. If you don’t have a computer but want to sign up yourself for a vaccine, you can use a computer at the clinic.
If you don’t have a computer and need help signing up, volunteers will help you set up accounts with St. Luke’s University Health Network, Lehigh Valley Health Network or both. If vaccination appointments are available, they’ll sign you up.
If appointments aren’t available, the volunteers will help assure residents they can get calls on landline phones when one is available.
Volunteers chose the Boys and Girls Club for its easy walking access for many underserved neighbors. They plan to set up rides to vaccination clinics for people without access to transportation.
DeRenzis is grateful for cooperation with the Boys and Girls Club and neighbors.
“I wasn’t sure I’d get a volunteer. Now I have 25 volunteers,” she said.
The clinic will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at the club at 210 Jones Houston Way in Easton.
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