Butte to make house calls for Covid-19 vaccinations

Posted at 6:54 PM, Mar 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-02 21:48:05-05

BUTTE — Thousands of people have been coming out to get vaccinated. Now, health officials in Butte are planning to make house calls.

“We have a team that is going out, they’ve made appointments already, they’re going to be going out throughout the week and vaccinate people who are unable to leave their home,” said Operations Manager Diane Regan.

Officials say many people are homebound for various reasons.

“You know, a lot of people due to injury could be home, or illness could be home and even some folks who maybe have dementia or have Alzheimer’s, but it’s too difficult to bring them to a clinic situation,” said Regan.

It’s important to vaccinate the homebound because they are just as likely as anyone else to be exposed to the coronavirus.

“Someone may be coming in and cleaning their house, or doing their laundry or a number of things could bring the virus into these people so it’s really important that we get them vaccinated as well,” said Regan.

Butte-Silver Bow has already administered more than 10,000 vaccinations, over 6,000 have already received their first shot and almost 4,000 have been fully immunized.

“It’s wonderful, you feel like you’re moving in the right direction finally that maybe this will be gone and we can go back to our normal lives and be healthy again and not be afraid,” said Regan.

Those who want a house-call vaccination can call the hotline at 497-5008.