AARP seeks ways to get COVID-19 vaccine information to older adults

MEDFORD, Ore. —With the ever changing information surrounding the vaccine, it can cause confusion.

AARP tells us that many members of it’s community are worried they won’t get the right information.

AARP says perhaps one of the biggest concerns is that technology can be a barrier for the age group they support.

It would like to be a source to share information on registering and getting a vaccine for older adults in the state.

“While most older adults now a days have got a computer, it may not be comfortable to doing a big google search and the local information may be different than the state wide information,” says Joyce Demonnin with AARP Oregon.

AARP Oregon says it would like a 1-800 number for seniors to call, so they don’t have to search for information online.

At this time, the state of Oregon is planning to get people 65 and older vaccinated starting the week of February 7th, with adults older than 80.

Those 75 and older can get their vaccine starting Valentines Day.

Individuals 70 plus, February 21st, and those 65 and older, February 28th.

AARP says it also wants to use direct mail to let older adults know about vaccinations.

It’s hoping to do that with the Oregon Health Authority.

NBC5 News Reporter Jenna King is a Burbank native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at the U of O, she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through interning with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors, or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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