Temporary workers added to enhance vaccination site efficiency

Published on April 07, 2021

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More than 130 temporary employees have been added to the front-line workers who are staffing COVID-19 vaccination sites in Fort Worth.

The workers are staffing COVID-19 clinics at Farrington Field and the Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex. Some of their tasks include screening individuals, reviewing health question responses, checking patient consent forms, preparing vaccination cards and staffing the patient observation area.

When additional allocations of COVID-19 vaccines began to arrive in Tarrant County, the city quickly ramped up to recruit temporary workers needed to efficiently move thousands of patients through the vaccination process.

“Twenty-one days ago, the need for more staffing was discussed with our team, and since then we were able to hire 131 employees,” said Richard Zavala, director of the Park & Recreation Department, who managed the hiring process. “We completed this task quickly with a great team of city employees who came together across departments for the greater good.”

The temporary employees are expected to work through the end of September.

“The whole focus is to get shots in arms,” Zavala said.

Register to get vaccinated

Tarrant County Public Health maintains an online portal that allows individuals to easily register for a no-cost vaccine for residents with or without health insurance. Tarrant County Public Health will send an email, text message or phone message regarding upcoming appointments.

Learn more about the vaccine process in Tarrant County. The City of Fort Worth website provides additional information about the vaccination process and other providers in the community.



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