Helping Seniors Overcome Tech Challenges When Scheduling COVID-19 Vaccinations

What needs to be done to help seniors navigate the telehealth landscape around COVID-19 vaccinations?

Virus Diary Getting Vaccinated
Carole Feldman / ASSOCIATED PRESS
Virus Diary Getting Vaccinated
Carole Feldman / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Helping Seniors Overcome Tech Challenges When Scheduling COVID-19 Vaccinations

What needs to be done to help seniors navigate the telehealth landscape around COVID-19 vaccinations?

Chicago residents 65 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine as a part of Phase 1B. However, many in this group are finding the technological landscape daunting and difficult to navigate.

Reset brings on an elder care expert and a medical researcher focused on Chicago’s gaps in health information to lay out the issue and offer possible solutions.

GUESTS: Laurie Orlov, founder of Aging and Health Technology Watch; eldercare advocate

Dr. Valerie Press, hospitalist and associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at University of Chicago Medicine