Dallas’ in-home COVID vaccine program to start next week

04/15/2021

Dallas’ first in-home COVID-19 vaccine program for the city’s residents has been rescheduled to start next week following the delay due to federal fears of the new Johnson & Johnson shots. The project will be administered by members of Dallas Fire-Rescue and the Visiting Nurse Association of Dallas, utilizing the Moderna vaccines. Residents enrolled in the Meals on Wheels will … Read More

Dallas announces at-home vaccination program to start April 13

04/08/2021

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 … Read More

The Secret Sauce to overcoming vaccine hesitancy – your local church

04/07/2021

Excerpted from a Stateline article by Christine Vestal Nationwide, efforts to vaccinate people at churches and other trusted locations in targeted communities appears to be gaining momentum. MedStar Mobile Healthcare, a Fort Worth, Texas, regional emergency medical service, hit what leaders there considered a home run recently, vaccinating 757 people in a single day at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, … Read More

More than 30,000 vaccinated in Parker County

04/01/2021

A Parker County Emergency Management Services Coordinator announced last week more than 30,000 had been vaccinated in Parker County, which accounts for part of the reason COVID-19 numbers have dropped, according to an update given to commissioners. The Parker County Hospital District posts vaccine appointments every Tuesday and Thursday morning. Last week, the county only held one testing day at … Read More

DSHS launches Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler

03/31/2021

As Texas opens COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone age 16 and older, the Texas Department of State Health Services is launching the Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler. The scheduler gives people one place to sign up for a COVID-19 shot through multiple public health departments, including the eight DSHS public health regions, which provide public health services in nearly 200 … Read More

Texas to open COVID-19 vaccination to all adults on March 29

03/24/2021

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced yesterday that all adults will now be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday, March 29. DSHS expects vaccine supplies to increase as soon as next week. The state’s Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel recommended opening vaccination to everyone to protect as many Texans as possible. “We are closing in on … Read More

People 50 and older now eligible to be vaccinated starting March 15

03/11/2021

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced yesterday it was expanding COVID-19 vaccination to people 50-64 years of age starting Monday, March 15. More than 93 percent of the Texas fatalities caused by the coronavirus have been in people 50 and older, with those ages 50 to 64 accounting for 20 percent of all fatalities. “We’ve seen a … Read More

Stopping the flu starts with you – get your flu shot today!

08/17/2020

During this time of COVID-19, getting your flu shot has never been more important. With North Texas hospital employees working tirelessly to combat the pandemic, the last thing they need to worry about is a wave of patients suffering from the flu. Simply put, stopping the flu starts with you! The single best way to prevent the flu is to … Read More

Foundation’s 10th Annual Patient Safety Summit set for Aug. 9-10

06/20/2017

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation in coordination with the Texas Department of State Health Services will be hosting the 10th Annual Patient Safety Summit and the 2017 TDSHS Healthcare Safety Conference, August 9-10 at the Marriot Las Colinas Hotel in Irving. Titled “Stand Up for Safety!,” the event will be highlighted by Dr. Abdusalam Nasidi, director of the Nigeria … Read More