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Get a vaccine for yourself, your family and even your neighbors. Our homebound vaccine team can bring doses to you.

Just the thought of the people I love and care about getting COVID-19 brings tears to my eyes. That’s why I got vaccinated. 

As part of Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department’s homebound vaccination team, I see the need to bring vaccines to people who can’t leave their homes and those around them.

I live with underlying health conditions. Now that I’m fully vaccinated, I can live without fear of contracting or spreading COVID-19. It’s not just about keeping myself safe but also about protecting those around me. 

That’s where our homebound team comes in to help. Not only can you schedule an appointment for yourself, but our nurses can bring extra doses for your friends, family and neighbors, too—all at one location. 

Edlyn GloverGetting as many doses out as possible.

As a coordinator for our homebound team I’ve seen people who can’t leave their homes or don’t have access to transportation to travel to a vaccine clinic. Thankfully, our nurses can come to you. 

The first thing I ask when booking an appointment is, “Who else needs a vaccine?”

Your neighbor down the street? A close family friend? Anyone 12 or older can get a vaccine from our nurses. If we know how many people need one, we bring the doses right to you. 

This option works. Recently, one group of nurses vaccinated 9 people at someone’s home.

Just contact our call center at (253) 649-1412, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 7 days a week and we’ll figure  out the details.

It’s important to know we are one community working towards one goal—getting people vaccinated.

Vaccinated life feels good.

After getting my vaccine I feel like I can live with a lot less fear. I don’t have to worry as much about contracting or spreading COVID-19.

I’ve missed going to small social gatherings and seeing family and friends who live right down the street.

I know about the concerns some people have about the vaccines. The fear of giving COVID-19 to a family member is even scarier.

I got the vaccine and I’m alive, breathing and can tell you my experience.

Vaccines work and the shots mean we can get back to doing more of what we enjoy with an extra layer of protection.

Don’t let fear or someone else’s opinion stop you from getting a vaccine. Research can help you make the best health decisions for yourself and the people around you.

Do your research.

Our nurses come equipped with all 3 available vaccines— 2-shot Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

When I talk to people who aren’t vaccinated, I hear a lot of concerns that stem from false information.

That’s why I say everyone needs to do their research. Don’t trust word of mouth or social media. Talk to a trusted messenger—healthcare provider or faith leader, relative, or friend who’s been vaccinated—about the vaccine and their decisions to get vaccinated.

Helping break cultural barriers.

As a member of the Micronesian community, I’ve seen firsthand how language and cultural barriers can cause misunderstandings and put people on the fence about vaccination. 

It can be hard to communicate concerns about vaccine safety if you don’t speak the same language as the person administering it. 

People are also concerned vaccines aren’t made for certain people.

One way to break down these barriers is to make sure everyone has access and can ask the questions they need answered.

We can help with that too. We connect people with information in several languages and even provide interpreters at vaccination sites.

I want to make sure everyone knows vaccines are safe and effective.

I got mine and I am doing just fine.

Find your dose. 

Find your vaccination today at tpchd.org/vaxtothefuture. Everyone 12 and older is eligible. You can register online or just drop in at any clinic and get vaccinated without an appointment. 

If you need a ride to an appointment or can’t easily leave your home, we can help! Call us at (253) 649-1412, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 7 days a week.

Your role to stop the spread of COVID-19 remains critical.

Still on the fence about vaccination? Washington residents who have at least one dose of vaccine are entered in the state’s Shot of a Lifetime drawings. You could win cash prizes of $250,000 or $1 million, higher education financial assistance, game systems and smart speakers, and event and flight tickets.