Homebound N.J. residents struggle to access COVID vaccines. ‘It’s a great anxiety.’

Three years ago, Sheran Feif’s husband Denny was diagnosed with ALS, a neurodegenerative disease that progressively weakens the muscles. Standing and walking are impossible for him and he can barely speak, Feif says. And now, the couple is facing a new challenge: getting the COVID-19 shots for Denny. They don’t own a wheelchair van to transport the 81-year-old to a pharmacy or mega-site, and are instead looking for a nurse to deliver the vaccine to their home at Shadow Light Village in Red Bank, Feif said. Multiple therapists who are employed by a hospice program they hired enter their house e…

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