News: Covid Vaccine Assistance Program for Seniors
The North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation, Parks & Seniors in collaboration with second ward Alderman Frank DiBernardo has announced a COVID Vaccine Assistance Program (CVAP) for North Tonawanda senior citizens who are seeking help with navigating the process of registering to receive a COVID vaccination.
“Our goal is to bridge the gap as best as we can in the process to help seniors who wish to receive the vaccine”, said Senior Program and Recreation Supervisor Pam Hogan. Currently information and links to register are available at https://www.niagaracounty.com/health/Services/Public-Health-Preparedness/2019-Novel-Coronavirus-COVID-19/COVID-19-Vaccination however the process can be difficult for seniors who lack internet access or need support in navigating the process.
The North Tonawanda Senior Center (110 Goundry Street), will be available to help seniors with the pre-registration process over the phone Monday-Friday from 9:00-1:30pm. Those in need of assistance can call 695-8582. Additionally, in office appointments are available Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 1-3pm. Interested individuals should call to schedule an appointment.
“It’s our duty to serve the needs of our community, and currently there is a vast need for this type of assistance”, Alderman DiBernardo added. Whether calling with basic questions on eligibility to a need to help with pre-registration or transportation to your appointment, North Tonawanda seniors are encouraged to call the Senior Center for assistance.
North Tonawanda Senior Center
110 Goundry St
NT's Senior CVAP offers:
--Phone support to answer questions and help with pre-registration
--In-office appointments for help with pre-registration
--Transportation to local vaccination appointments
--Follow-up and appointment scheduling support
Helpful Covid 19 vaccination links:
Prescreening for vaccination eligibility
List of eligibility (Phase 1a & 1b)
New York State Vaccine Form
Niagara County Resource Page
Niagara County Point of Dispensing Announcement