COVID-19 Programs, Services, and Resources: Older Adults and Adults Living With Disabilities

COVID-19 Vaccine Information


COVID-19 Homebound Vaccination

If you or a loved one, friend or neighbor are unable to leave the home and would like a COVID-19 vaccine, please call 2-1-1 for assistance. You will be connected to 2-1-1 representatives who will ask you questions and make a referral to the County. The County vaccine team will then route the referral to the appropriate vaccine provider. This is free of charge and open to all County residents who are eligible for the vaccine and who are homebound.

The County has partnerships and contracts with several providers including hospitals and fire agencies to provide vaccines to homebound residents. Depending on the resident’s address, the provider may be different – and in some areas, we have several providers.

COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

Effective April 15, those 16 and older in San Diego County are eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Note: Those with disabilities or without computer access can also call 2-1-1 for vaccine appointment assistance.

  

How to Use the County Vaccine Website & MyTurn to Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment (Videos)

  

2-1-1 San Diego: Assistance With COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments for Adults 65+ 

Adults 65 and older who do not have access to a computer or someone to help them schedule an appointment, can call 2-1-1 for information and assistance related to COVID-19 vaccine appointments. See below for more information on when to call and what to expect when you dial 2-1-1.

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  • How can 211 help seniors 65 and older with vaccination appointments?
    • If you are age 65 and older, and do not have access to a computer or someone to help you, you can call 2-1-1 for help. 
    • When you call, we will help you connect with your health care provider or navigate the County registration site to make an appointment, if appointments are available.
    • Please note, 211 San Diego has the same access to appointments and information that is available online.
  • What will I need to schedule an appointment?
    • Be prepared to share personal information including your Social Security Number (SSN), vaccination history, and any medical conditions.
    • An email or mobile number is required for most sites to schedule an appointment. If you do not have either, 211 San Diego will provide additional support.
  • What if there are no appointments available?
    • If no appointments are available, you will need to call back on a different day. 
    • Appointments are added on an ongoing basis as long is there a vaccine supply.
  • What if I can’t leave my home due to a medical condition?
    • When you call 2-1-1 for help with a vaccine appointment, you will be asked whether you are able to leave your home to go to a vaccination site/appointment.
    • If you are not able to leave your home, we will add you to an interest list for a pilot program and someone will reach out you when the program is available.
  • Important Information
    • Appointments are required; people without appointments will be turned away. 
    • Proof of eligibility is required at all sites. Appointments made by people who do not meet this current eligibility criteria will not be honored by sites and individuals will be turned away. 
    • Do not schedule an appointment if you have COVID-19, or are sick. 
    • When calling 2-1-1, listen to the messaging before being connected to an agent, as this information may answer many questions.

2-1-1 San Diego: Asistencia con citas de vacunación contra el COVID-19 para adultos mayores de 65 años

Los adultos mayores de 65 años que no tengan acceso a una computadora o a alguien que les ayude a programar una cita, pueden llamar al 2-1-1 para obtener información y asistencia relacionada con las citas de vacuna contra el COVID-19. Consulte a continuación para obtener más información sobre cuándo llamar y qué esperar cuando marque 2-1-1.

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  • ¿Cómo puede ayudar 211 a los adultos mayores de 65 años a solicitar sus citas de vacunación?
    • Si usted es mayor de 65 años y no tiene acceso a una computadora o no tiene a una persona que lo asista, puede llamar al 2-1-1 para obtener ayuda. 
    • Cuando llame, le ayudaremos a conectarse con su proveedor de atención médica o le ayudaremos a acceder al sitio de registro del Condado para solicitar una cita, siempre y cuando haya citas disponibles. 
    • Por favor, tenga en cuenta que 211 San Diego cuenta con el mismo acceso a citas e información que se encuentra disponible en línea.
  • ¿Qué necesito para solicitar una cita?
    • Esté preparado para proporcionar sus datos personales, incluyendo su Número de Seguro Social (SSN), su historial de vacunación y cualquier condición médica. 
    • Es necesario facilitar un correo electrónico o un número de teléfono celular para programar una cita en la mayoría de los centros de vacunación. De no tener ninguno de los dos, 211 San Diego le brindará ayuda adicional.
  • ¿Qué hago si no hay citas disponibles?
    • En caso de que no haya citas disponibles, deberá llamar de nuevo otro día. 
    • Las citas se añadirán continuamente, siempre y cuando exista un suministro de vacunas.
  • ¿Qué hago si no puedo salir de casa debido a una condición médica?
    • Al llamar al 2-1-1 para solicitar ayuda sobre una cita de vacunación, le preguntarán si puede salir de su casa para ir a su cita/centro de vacunación.
    • En el caso de que no pueda salir de su casa, se le incluirá en una lista de candidatos para un programa de vacunación de carácter excepcional y se le contactará cuando el programa esté disponible. 
  • Información importante
    • Es obligatorio tener una cita; las personas que no tengan una cita serán rechazadas.
    • Se requiere una demostración de cumplimiento de los requisitos en todos los centros. Las citas hechas por personas que no cumplen con los requisitos de elegibilidad actuales no serán aceptadas por los centros y las personas serán rechazadas. 
    • No programe una cita si tiene COVID-19, o está enfermo. 
    • Cuando llame al 2-1-1, preste atención a los mensajes antes de ser conectado con un agente, puesto que esta información puede aclarar muchas preguntas. 

 

Downloadable Flyers - 2-1-1 San Diego: Assistance With COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments for Adults 65+  

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COVID-19 Vaccinations: Appointment Ride Options for Seniors

Residents age 65 and over are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination and can receive vaccinations at County sites. Need a ride to your COVID-19 vaccination appointment? See below for options available to you.

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  • Metropolitan Transit System (MTS)

    Provides free transit rides to and from Super Vaccination stations, hospitals, and other community immunization locations. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination appointment is required. MTS Access customers can call (800) 921-9664 to schedule a ride to drop-off locations only (not drive through).

  • North County Transit District (NCTD)

    Provides free transit rides to and from Super Vaccination stations, hospitals, and other community immunization locations. Proof of COVID 19 vaccination appointment is required. LIFT customers can call (760) 726 1111 to schedule a ride to drop off locations only (not drive through).

  • Facilitating Access to Coordinated Transportation (FACT)

    Provides rides to and from vaccination sites for a small fee. Available for walk through sites only. Drop-off and pick-up rides must be scheduled separately. Call (888) 924-3228 to schedule a ride. 

  • Medi-Cal Transportation Services

    If you are a Medi-Cal managed health care plan member, contact your health plan for information about free rides to and from vaccine appointments. Click here for more information.

Do not forget your photo ID, appointment confirmation, and additional documentation. 

Vacunas contra el COVID-19: Opciones de transporte hacia citas de vacunación para personas mayores

Los residentes mayores de 65 años son elegibles para la vacunación contra el COVID-19 y pueden recibir vacunas en los sitios del condado. ¿Necesita que lo lleven a su cita de vacunación? Lea a continuación las opciones disponibles para usted.

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  • Sistema de Tránsito Metropolitano

    Proporciona viajes de tránsito gratuitos hacia y desde las estaciones de SuperVacunación, hospitales y otros lugares de inmunización de la comunidad. Se requiere una prueba de cita de vacunación. Los clientes de MTS Access pueden llamar al (800) 921-9664 para programar un viaje a los sitios de vacunación. 

  • Distrito de Tránsito del Norte del Condado

    NCTD proporciona viajes de tránsito gratuitos hacia y desde las estaciones de SuperVacunación, hospitales y otros lugares de inmunización en la comunidad. Se requiere una prueba de su cita de vacunación. Los clientes de LIFT pueden llamar al (760) 726- 1111 para programar su viaje. 

  • Facilitar el Acceso al Transporte Coordinado

    FACT proporciona viajes desde y hacia los sitios de vacunación por una tarifa pequeña. Los trayectos de ida y salida deben programarse por separado. Llame al (888) 924-3228 para programar un viaje.  

  • Servicios de Transporte Medi-Cal

    Los miembros de Medi-Cal pueden comunicarse con su plan de salud para obtener información sobre los viajes gratuitos hacia y desde las citas de salud. Haga clic aquí para ver si este es un beneficio cubierto bajo su plan de salud.

No olvide su identificación con foto, confirmación de cita, y documentación adicional. 

 

Downloadable Flyers - COVID-19 Vaccinations: Appointment Ride Options for Seniors

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More Information

County of San Diego (County) COVID-19 Website: coronavirus-sd.com

County COVID-19 Vaccine Website: coronavirus-sd.com/vaccine

Older Adult & Disability Sector Website: coronavirus-sd.com/AgingAndDisability

California COVID-19 Website: covid19.ca.gov

CDC COVID-19 Website: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

 

 

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AIS Outreach & Education Videos


The Aging & Independence Services Outreach & Education Team has created videos to share information, resources, and tips for coping during COVID-19.

 

COVID-19 and Older Adults: Information and Resources

In this video conversation (filmed safely from each person’s home!), you’ll hear answers to older adults’ common questions about COVID-19. You’ll learn how to access information from reliable federal and local sources, tips on precautionary measures you can take, and how to access food and transportation resources. 

 

COVID-19 Scams: How to Protect Yourself

Scammers are taking advantage of fears and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. This video highlights new scams related to COVID-19 and offers helpful tips on how you can stay vigilant and avoid new scams. Key takeaways include watching out for phishing emails and texts, researching before you donate, hanging up on robocalls, and more.

 

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, you may experience emotions like stress, anxiety, fear, sadness, and loneliness. This video provides practical tips on taking care of your mental health and well-being. You’ll learn about signs of stress, ideas for how you can support yourself and your loved ones, and resources available in the San Diego region.

 

Ways to Engage During COVID-19

In this conversation, you’ll hear practical guidance on how you can stay connected while practicing social distancing. You’ll learn ideas on how to reframe your situation, create and maintain social connections, and keep your spirits up while staying home. 

 

How You Can Help During COVID-19 

This video provides information on how you can lend a helping hand during the pandemic. We give four tips on ways you can help others, even while practicing social distancing.

General Information on COVID-19


Download and read the AIS Special Edition Bulletin: Coronavirus

 

2-1-1 San Diego

www.211sandiego.org

For health or testing related questions, contact your healthcare provider. For general questions about COVID-19, information about community resources, or if you are uninsured, call 2-1-1 San Diego.

 

County of San Diego Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Visit the County’s website (www.coronavirus-sd.comfor daily updates on coronavirus in San Diego County and other resources and materials. Text COSD COVID19 to 468-311 to get text alert updates.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Be prepared by staying informed about COVID-19. For COVID-19 guidance for older adults, click here

 

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