Arlington Businesses, Organizations Can Now Request Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccine Events
By Tarrant County Communication
Posted on May 14, 2021, May 14, 2021

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The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) and Tarrant County have created a feature that allows organizations and businesses to request a pop-up COVID-19 vaccine site be held at their location.

Organizations can submit their requests on the HSC and Tarrant County vaccine information website. The request form asks that submissions include information such estimated attendance and capacity, location accessibility features and photos of the proposed space.

 Logistical factors such as parking availability will be considered in determining what locations are suitable for pop-up clinics, said Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams, HSC Chief Strategy Officer.

 “As demand for the vaccine has decreased, data suggests that the larger static vaccine sites are no longer as effective as they were early in the vaccine rollout,” Dr. Trent-Adams said. “This next phase of vaccinations will require more one-on-one interactions and more mobile sites that operate for shorter times at locations and events where people live and work. It is essential to partner with businesses and organizations to make that happen.”

 HSC will equip its Mobile Clinic to administer the vaccine in neighborhoods with low vaccination rates and has partnered with OptumServe, a national veteran-led health care services business, to open and operate vaccine clinics. These pop-up mobile clinics will be deployed throughout the community at no cost to organizations or community partners.

 “Tarrant County and HSC continue to partner together to respond to the evolving challenges brought on by this pandemic. Now that demand for the vaccine has dropped, these smaller mobile units will make vaccinations more accessible and convenient for our community,” said Tarrant County Judge Whitley. “I want to see Tarrant County lead the way in rising vaccination rates and I hope our residents will join us in this effort to bring mobile clinics out to their events and sites.”

 Tarrant County Public Health has also partnered with Fort Worth, Arlington, Northeast Tarrant County Fire Departments, JPS Health Network, Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center, Texas Health Resources and Federally Qualified Health Centers to provide resources for mobile pop-up vaccination clinics, which can be requested through the TCPH pop-up clinic request form.

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