Vaxmobile Launched to Help Underserved Communities – Welcome to the City of Fort Worth
Posted on January 25, 2022
Tarrant County Public Health and Trinity Metro are bringing COVID-19 vaccines to underserved communities in Tarrant County. The Vaxmobile, a 60-foot bus converted into a fully equipped mobile vaccination clinic, will make weekly stops in areas with the lowest vaccination rates.
The Vaxmobile is a partnership between TCPH and Trinity Metro and had its inaugural run on Monday. Additional stops will be announced weekly.
“This partnership with Trinity Metro to outfit a bus to transport vaccines to underserved communities is an innovative collaboration and represents the kind of out-of-the-box thinking we need to get more shots in Tarrant County. “said Tarrant County Precinct. 1 Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks. “Congratulations to Tarrant County Public Health and Trinity Metro for their outstanding efforts.”
- Vaccines will be available without an appointment for ages 5 and up.
- Pfizer, Moderna and J&J vaccines will be readily available.
- No insurance is necessary 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 pleased 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 buses and paratransit. “This is an important collaboration to help reach residents who have not yet had the opportunity to be vaccinated.
The partnership grew out of the need to remove some of the barriers that prevent residents from getting the COVID-19 vaccine. These barriers include lack of transportation to a vaccination site, scheduling conflicts, and/or technological knowledge.
Photo: The Vaxmobile will help ensure that every person in the county who wants to be protected from COVID-19 can do so, bringing services to where they are.
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