Local Nonprofit Helping Seniors Get Vaccinated – and Boosted

Ahead of the December holiday season, Senior Resource Alliance is encouraging all Central Florida seniors to get vaccinated in order to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19. The organization offers a variety of resources to help seniors, their family members and caregivers get or remain fully vaccinated – whether it’s their first dose or a booster shot.

According to the CDC, even though more than 86% of seniors over the age of 65 have been fully vaccinated, only around 44% of those seniors have gotten their booster shots. Senior Resource Alliance (SRA) is hard at work to help raise those numbers.

“With positivity rates trending downward, we must continue to take the necessary steps to prevent the similar spikes in cases that we have seen around other holidays,” said Karla Radka, President and CEO of SRA. “We want this to be a time of joy and celebration, and the vaccines and boosters can help ensure that our long-awaited reunions are safe for all.”

SRA is Central Florida’s Area Agency on Aging, serving seniors and adults with disabilities in Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Brevard Counties. The nonprofit works with nine partner agencies in the four-county service area to facilitate programs, services and resources to those in need.

SRA is currently offering the following vaccine-related services:

  • A dedicated counselor who can answer questions about vaccinations, provide information and help coordinate appointments for both initial doses and boosters.
  • Assistance in locating the nearest vaccination sites or facilitating at-home vaccinations.
  • Adult daycare and transportation services that allow caregivers to take the necessary time away to get vaccinated themselves and protect the elders in their care.
  • A telephone reassurance program that connects with seniors to ensure their wellbeing before and after their vaccination appointment(s).

If you or are a loved one are in need of assistance or interested in more information about SRA’s vaccine services, visit SeniorResourceAlliance.org/Vaccines or call SRA’s ELDER Helpline at (407) 514-1800.

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