The City of Dallas announced yesterday it is partnering with the Visiting Nurse Association of Texas (VNA) for a program to vaccinate area residents who lack transportation to reach vaccine hubs or pharmacies.
Dallas Fire-Rescue employees and VNA staff will vaccinate homebound residents with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The program will begin with the distribution of 500 doses.
“For our vulnerable homebound residents, this effort can finally bring an end to the fear of the last year,” Mayor Eric Johnson said in a release.
The in-home vaccination program will start April 13. Six teams of EMS staff will be able to vaccinate 12 residents per day.
“The clients we serve through Meals on Wheels are the most vulnerable in our community — they are elderly and homebound, do not have access to technology for scheduling, suffer from multiple chronic conditions and reside in areas most impacted by the pandemic,“ said Katherine Krause, VNA President & CEO. “We knock on their doors every day connecting them to food and resources and it is vital that we bring this life-saving vaccine to them.“
While is the first at-home vaccination program for the City of Dallas, others are underway in North Texas.
To learn more about the COVID-19 response and vaccine efforts in Dallas, call 214-670-4636 or visit DallasCityHall.com/COVID19.
To register for the vaccine, visit www.dallascountycovid.org or call 1-855-466-8639 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.