Stop Six COVID-19 vaccination clinic continues this week
Published on March 29, 2021
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A COVID-19 vaccination site continues to serve Fort Worth’s Stop Six neighborhood this week.
The vaccine site is open at Brighter Outlook Inc., 4910 Dunbar St., a facility operated by Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church. Vaccinations are by appointment-only.
Tarrant County Public Health maintains an online portal that allows residents to easily register for a no-cost vaccine with or without health insurance. Residents without internet access may call the COVID-19 Hotline at 817-248-6299. County Public Health will send an email, text message or phone message regarding upcoming appointments.
The Stop Six vaccination hub is part of a collaboration between UNT Health Science Center (HSC) and Tarrant County to expand access to the vaccine in historically underserved and hard-to-reach communities. Tarrant County will allocate the vaccine doses and contact people to make appointments to receive the vaccine at the site. Distribution will adhere to the tiered system established by Gov. Greg Abbott.
Tarrant County Commissioner Roy Brooks called the new vaccine site “precisely what was needed to reach communities who have not had adequate access to the vaccine. We already know through some of our outreach efforts that you can achieve dramatic improvements with a concerted effort. This is an excellent start in our collaboration with HSC to get shots in the arms of all Tarrant County residents.”
In addition to the vaccination site, Health Science Center student volunteers will be on-site hosting a registration drive to help visitors navigate the registration process, as a lack of internet access and technical barriers have been identified as a registration obstacle for many residents in these underserved communities.
“Without question, there is a great need for this community to be vaccinated. We are excited to partner with HSC and Tarrant County to be able to assist those in southeast Fort Worth and beyond in securing protection from such a dangerous virus,” said the Rev. Bruce D. Datcher of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church. “Our goal is to assist as many as possible to get the vaccine and encourage others to become vaccinated.”
Free rides to vaccination appointments are available.
Photo: The Stop Six clinic opened with an initial goal of administering 1,000 vaccinations a week.
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