May 18, 2024

Northeast Florida Roundup

Orchard helps seniors navigate the COVID-19 vaccination process

Laura Hampton | 4/28/2021

“When the vaccine came out, everyone was struggling,” says Ming Yang, founder and CEO of Orchard. “There was a frantic feeling of trying to win a lottery ticket.”

The program matches one of Orchard’s “tech coaches” with an older adult for a 20-minute phone call. A cross between IT professional and counselor, the tech coach researches locations where the vaccine is being offered, locates signup forms and scheduling systems and navigates the online registration process.

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