The relatively low percentage of Black residents getting the COVID-19 vaccine still concerns Hamilton County leaders. Their latest plan to boost vaccination rates involves a high-tech bus.
County commissioners want to bus to bring the COVID-19 vaccine and health care services into Black communities.
On Tuesday, the three commissioners passed a resolution instructing staff to come up with a plan to purchase a bus, customized it with medical equipment and develop a plan to go into underserved areas throughout the county to deliver COVID-19 vaccine.
“What we’re proposing today, it’s more than a bus,” said Commissioner Alica Reece, who proposed the program