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Seniors Seeking Vaccines Have a Problem: They Can’t Use the Internet – The New York Times

Older adults living alone often lack access or an understanding of technology, and many are unsure how to sign up for an appointment.

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Plenty of seniors do feel comfortable texting, tweeting and surfing the internet. But for those who do not, taking the time to learn a new skill often feels daunting, Mr. Kamber said. Older Adults Technology Services has taught 48,000 people how to get started online since the pandemic began, he said, and operates a tech support hotline. When vaccine sign-ups began, staff on the phones fielded thousands of questions about how to book appointments.
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