Vaxmobile launches to assist underserved communities
Published on January 25, 2022
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Tarrant County Public Health and Trinity Metro are bringing COVID-19 vaccines to underserved communities throughout Tarrant County. The Vaxmobile, a 60-foot bus converted to a fully equipped mobile vaccine clinic, will make weekly stops in the areas with the lowest vaccination rates.
The Vaxmobile is a partnership between TCPH and Trinity Metro and made its inaugural run on Monday. Additional stops will be announced weekly.
“This partnership with Trinity Metro to outfit a bus to carry vaccines to underserved communities is an innovative collaboration and represents the kind of out-of-the box thinking that we need to get more shots in arms in Tarrant County,” said Tarrant County Precinct 1 Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks. “Congratulations to both Tarrant County Public Health and Trinity Metro on an outstanding effort.”
About the Vaxmobile
- Vaccines will be available on a walk-in basis for ages 5 and up.
- Pfizer, Moderna and J&J vaccines will be readily available.
- No insurance is needed to receive a vaccine.
- Health educators will be on board, including bilingual educators for some sites.
- A post-vaccination recovery area is available.
- The Vaxmobile is ADA accessible.
“We are happy to partner with Tarrant County Public Health in this effort to bring vaccinations to the community,” said Wayne Gensler, Trinity Metro’s vice president and chief operating officer for bus and paratransit. “This is an important collaboration to help reach residents who haven’t yet had the opportunity to get vaccinated.”
The partnership developed based on the need to remove some of the barriers keeping residents from getting their COVID-19 vaccine. These barriers include not having transportation to a vaccination site, scheduling conflicts and/or technology literacy.
Photo: The Vaxmobile will help ensure that every person in the county who wants to be protected against COVID-19 can do so, by bringing services to where they are.
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