In an effort to vaccinate Dallas adults, the city has partnered with the Visiting Nurses Association of Texas (VNA) to bring vaccinations to residents in their homes from April 13 through Tuesday.
The service is reserved for those who lack mobility and / or transportation to reach vaccination sites.
“I am excited for this new partnership for Dallas,” said Eric Johnson, Mayor of Dallas and Emergency Management Director of the City of Dallas. “For our vulnerable homebound residents, this effort may eventually put an end to the fear of the final year. And for our entire city, these vaccinations represent another important step toward achieving community immunity against a deadly and devastating virus. We do.”
The city is starting the effort with 500 doses from Dallas County Health and Human Services.
Six EMS teams will work with the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine to vaccinate 12 residents per day.
Dallas Fire-Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, and VNA will be instrumental in finding out who the vaccines go to, as well as contact those residents and get them a dose.
Mayor Johnson stated, “Vaccines are the key to ending the terrible COVID-19 epidemic, and we are working hard to ensure that everyone in our city has equal access to these lifesaving victories of modern medicine. ”