Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida is helping those over 65, who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, to navigate the pre-registration website myvaccine.fl.gov. The State recently launched the statewide website in an effort to assist Florida residents in scheduling their vaccination appointments. But, not all seniors have access to computers or the knowledge on how to navigate the online system and properly complete the application. Goodwill Community Resource Center (CRC) coordinators typically offer digital skills training to the SWFL community.
“Helping people navigate online applications for assistance is one of the services our CRC coordinators offer on a daily basis,” states Carolyn Johnson, the Sr. VP of Development and Mission Services. “It makes sense for our Goodwill coordinators to offer assistance for our older community members who may not be tech savvy. We can make the application process easier for them.”
Since beginning this initiative, Goodwill SWFL’s CRC coordinators have assisted over 60 seniors successfully register online for the COVID-19 vaccine. Those with access to computers and internet who prefer not to go out can still get guidance with the online application by calling a Goodwill CRC to schedule an over-the-phone appointment. A list of CRC locations and phone numbers can be found on the Goodwill SWFL website.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida is a nonprofit organization committed to serving people with disabilities and disadvantages by providing life-changing opportunities toward independence for those individuals. For more information about Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, visit www.goodwillswfl.org.
This post originally appeared in the Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida newsroom. Read the full press release.