LOS ANGELES, California (NV) – The National Center for Asia Pacific Aging Advocacy (NAPCA) will partner with the Los Angeles County Department of Health and a mobile COVID-19 vaccination program for Asian-Americans at home. Elderly Binh Duong is currently confined to his home, the center’s press release said on Tuesday, June 29.

This is part of a vaccination campaign that is being pushed across the United States, California, and Los Angeles County, supporting millions of residents.

(Illustration: AP Photo/John Locher, File)

However, there is a group of people who are not yet fully supported. Those are the elderly who only stay at home and cannot leave the house to get vaccinated outside.

To address this disparity, people simply call the NAPCA multilingual helpline number for help with registration, appointment, and home injections.

Trained staff from the Los Angeles County Health Department will visit the individual’s home and administer the first and second shots, and, if necessary, additional booster shots.

“Mobility and language access remain obstacles for older people. NAPCA is proud to be a partner of the Los Angeles County Department of Health and is proud of its COVID-19 home immunization program for stay-at-home residents. Due to concerns about the pandemic and growing hostility toward people of Asian-Pacific descent, many elderly people limit their time in public. Now, they can be vaccinated without leaving their homes,” said Joon Bang, president and chief executive officer of NAPCA. “More than 2.5 million Los Angeles County residents have limited English, 240,000 of whom are 65 years of age or older. The NAPCA helpline number is designed to ensure that seniors receive multilingual support over the phone regarding the transportation and care they need. This vital service will protect the most vulnerable, so our community can safely recover.”

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, the NAPCA helpline has become vital in supporting the Asian-Pacific American elderly community so they can get the help they need. NAPCA’s initial partnership with Lyft and Shaper Hands to provide free grocery delivery is testament to these organizations’ dedication to communities that often goes unnoticed.

Now, in seven different languages, the national helpline provides multilingual support for those who need help filling out a home immunization application. The helpline also provides information on COVID-19 prevention, symptoms, and planning, along with recorded guided meditations that assist individuals by providing basic exercises, relaxation, breathing, and gratitude.

Residents can call the NAPCA helpline and request a home vaccination by phone in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, or Spanish. This number is available seven days a week, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. California time.

-English: 1-800-336-2722
-Cantonese: 1-800-582-4218
-Mandarin: 1-800-683-7427
-Korean: 1-800-582-4259
-Vietnamese: 1-800-582-4336
-Tiếng Tagalog: 1-800-593-8087
-Spanish: 1-800-948-3844

In addition, residents can register directly by scanning the QR code and filling out the online form at the website https://tinyurl.com/9txudt9b

NAPCA welcomes referrals from organizations, agencies, companies, carers, family members and loved ones.

Companies and organizations that provide home immunization services include:

-NAPCA

-Oxford HealthCare & MaxVax (formerly known as Anchor Home)

-Med Arrive and Falck Mobile Health

-Participating local fire departments

-Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

-Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Founded in 1979, NAPCA is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving dignity, promoting well-being and quality of life among Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) older adults. other elderly. In its 40 years of operation, NAPCA has served more than 100,000 seniors of various races, through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), the Senior Environmental Employment Program (VIEW) ) and the organization’s Media Center.

For more details, please visit the website: www.napca.org. (D.D.)

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