Coronavirus

Actions

Armor Vax partners with 18 local health departments to make scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine easier

Company recognizes one-star ratings
vaccine
Posted at 11:55 AM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 11:55:54-05

CLEVELAND — There’s now an app that is trying to make getting a COVID-19 vaccination appointment easier.

RB Medical Supply developed an app called Armor Vax that allows users to find providers and schedule your appointment.

It’s teaming up with 18 county health departments for scheduling, including ones in Northeast Ohio.

When News 5 checked the Armor Vax app, it had a lot of 1-star reviews.

The company behind the app responded.

"We have seen those reviews, we understand there's frustration about the availability of the vaccine, and we're not a provider, so we're working diligently as many appointments available as possible,” said Alex Roth, director of government affairs for RB Medical Supply.

There were also complaints about the app not working if you have Medicaid. Roth said there’s a box to check if you don’t have insurance.

He says since launching in December, Armor Tax has helped administer 35,000 vaccines and about 30,000 more appointments are scheduled in the next 10 days.

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.

Rebound Northeast Ohio News 5's initiative to help people through the financial impact of the coronavirus by offering one place to go for information on everything available to help and how to access it. We're providing resources on:

Getting Back to Work - Learn about the latest job openings, how to file for benefits and succeed in the job market.

Making Ends Meet - Find help on topics from rent to food to new belt-tightening techniques.

Managing the Stress - Feeling isolated or frustrated? Learn ways to connect with people virtually, get counseling or manage your stress.

Doing What's Right - Keep track of the way people are spending your tax dollars and treating your community.

We're Open! Northeast Ohio is place created by News 5 to open us up to new ways of thinking, new ways of gathering and new ways of supporting each other.

Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Ohio, a timeline of Governor Mike DeWine's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Northeast Ohio, and link to more information from the Ohio Department of Health, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the CDC and the WHO.

See data visualizations showing the impact of coronavirus in Ohio, including county-by-county maps, charts showing the spread of the disease, and more.

The CDC and the Ohio Department of Health are now recommending the use of cloth face coverings in public to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Read more about the CDC's recommendation here. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make a face mask from common household materials, without having to know how to sew.

View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.

Download our streaming app on your favorite device.  Click here for more.

Download our streaming app on your favorite device. Click here for more.