Oakland County Enlists Ready Nursing Solutions to Administer COVID Vaccine to Homebound Seniors and Long-Term Care Centers
Media Contact: Bill Mullan, Oakland County Media and Communications Officer, 248-858-1048
Pontiac, Michigan – Oakland County Health Division is partnering with Ready Nursing Solutions to assist the county with administering COVID-19 vaccine to long-term care (LTC) staff and residents as well as homebound seniors.
This announcement comes as Oakland County Health Division reports that over 101,000 Oakland County senior residents 65 years and older have received their first dose from providers and all 23,000 school personnel on the Health Division's Save Your Spot list have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine or an invitation to a vaccination appointment.
"We still have much to do, but we are making progress offering COVID vaccine to our senior citizens, teachers, and other eligible individuals," Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter said. "Our partnership with Ready Nursing Solutions as a third vaccine becomes available will help us to continue our steady march toward the goal of protecting our residents and putting this pandemic behind us."
There are about 70 LTCs in Oakland County that need COVID vaccine because they are not covered by the federal contract with Walgreens and CVS. Oakland County Health Division has administered COVID vaccine at 36 of these LTCs so far, even as it operates multiple vaccine clinics seven days a week throughout the county. Ready Nursing Solutions will provide nurses who will assist the Health Division with administering COVID vaccine at the remaining LTCs and will begin giving doses to homebound seniors in Oakland County.
"To vaccinate more than 1 million eligible individuals in Oakland County requires sharing the workload with our public and private partners," Oakland County Health and Human Services Director Leigh-Anne Stafford said. "We are so pleased to be working with Ready Nursing Solutions to help us get vaccines in arms of at-risk seniors that much sooner."
To sign up an Oakland County homebound senior citizen to receive a COVID vaccine from Ready Nursing Solutions, call 810-331-0902 to make an appointment directly with Ready Nursing Solutions. To register online, go to GetReadyVaccine.com and complete the Patient Intake Form. Be sure to select "Oakland County Residents – Homebound" on the intake form organization dropdown menu. The homebound senior must meet State of Michigan eligibility requirements.
"The communities we serve are often underserved or overlooked. Our goal with Ready Nursing Solutions is to ensure that our most vulnerable groups have access to the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost," Ready Nursing Solutions CEO Mark Smith said. "We are thrilled to be in partnership with Oakland County to offer mobile vaccination services to residents of assisted living communities, long term care facilities, and group homes."
As of March 2, Michigan's COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard reports over 315,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered countywide, which includes more than 196,000 first doses, or a coverage of 19.1 percent. The eligible population in Oakland County is nearly 1.03 million. Of the eligible population, over 217,000 are Oakland County residents 65 and older, 46 percent of whom have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The percentage of COVID vaccine administered in Oakland County by all providers to date is over 96%.
About Ready Nursing Solutions
Ready Nursing Solutions is a medical staffing agency with more than 30 years of experience providing dedicated Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Competency Evaluated Nursing Assistants to acute care, long term care, and assisted living facilities in the Southeast Detroit. For more information, visit ReadyNursingSolutions.com.