FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sr. Public Information Officer
Tarrant County Public Health
Director of Communications
Tarrant County Public Health, Trinity Metro Launch COVID-19 Vaxmobile
January 19, 2022 – (Tarrant County) – Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) 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 will make its inaugural run on Monday, Jan. 24, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The first stop will be the Fort Worth Public Library’s Meadowbrook Branch, located at 2800 Stark Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76112 with a second stop at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 5109 E. Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76112 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
“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
“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. To ensure every person in the county who wants to be protected against COVID-19 can do so, by bringing services to where they are.
COVID-19 causes respiratory illness with cough, fever and shortness of breath and may lead to bronchitis and severe pneumonia. For more information go to the TCPH coronavirus page or call the Tarrant County Public Health information line, 817-248-6299, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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