Tarrant County’s Vaxmobile is up and running, bringing COVID vaccine to underserved areas

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The Tarrant County Vaxmobile is up and running.

The 60-foot bus has been converted into a fully equipped mobile vaccine clinic and will make weekly stops in areas with the lowest vaccination rates around the county.

The partnership between Tarrant County Public Health and Trinity Metro made its first stop Monday morning at the Fort Worth Public Library’s Meadowbrook Branch, at 2800 Stark St. Its next stop was at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church at 5109 E. Lancaster Ave. in Fort Worth from 1-4 p.m. Monday.

The Vaxmobile will be at different locations each Thursday for the next 10 to 12 weeks, according to officials. The exact locations for next week have yet to be determined.

“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,” Tarrant County Precinct 1 Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks said in a news release.

The goal of Vaxmobile is to remove some of the barriers preventing residents from getting vaccinated, including transportation, scheduling conflicts, and technological literacy.

What you need to know about Vaxmobile

  • Vaccines available on a walk-in basis for ages 5 and older.

  • Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines available.

  • No insurance necessary.

  • Health educators will be available (including bilingual educators for some sites).

  • Post-vaccination recovery area available.

  • ADA accessible.

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