According to a report from Dayton247Now, the Vandalia (OH) Division of Fire (VDF) announced that it will begin bringing doses of COVID-19 vaccines to town residents and Butler Township, starting with six scheduled visits next week.
VDF Public Information Officer Scott Jacobs said that Vandalia residents are concerned with going to some of the pods with COVID-19 and wanted an easier and safer way to get it in the community.
The VDF will use its trucks and ambulances to distribute the vaccine to residents’ doorsteps, but said it won’t affect its response times arriving to fires or emergencies. Emergency medical services crews will administer the doses.
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It took about eight weeks to put the plan in motion as the VDF worked with Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County to determine logistics including keeping the vaccine at the proper temperature.
When the VDF visits a home it will also do a safety check. To sign up, click here.