We hold tea parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and cooking and painting parties, so when it comes to a fighting COVID party, it does not necessarily sound like a crazy thing!
Because now, groups of at least five people can schedule a mobile clinic to come to just about anywhere they want, even on nights or weekends if necessary — by calling the state’s vaccine hotline.
Seth Christensen, spokesperson for the Texas Division of Emergency Management, oversees the four-month-old State Mobile Vaccination Program.
He says, “this allows us to get a little deeper down into the community,” adding there are enough teams, assets, and vaccines available to reach more Texans.
Officials said Texas has about 1,500 Texas National Guard personnel dedicated solely to the mobile vaccination effort, with a network of local fire departments and medical units as backup.
After announcing the expansion of the program this week, Gov. Greg Abbott is encouraging “groups who wish to get vaccinated as a business, family unit, friend group, or more” to schedule an appointment and help defeat the pandemic.
He says, “by working together to get more shots in arms, we will continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in communities across the state.”
For those of you who want to schedule a little mini clinic for a group of five or more… you can call 844-90-TEXAS and select option 3.
AND DON’T WORRY… Texans who can’t leave their homes or gather in groups can also call 844-90-TEXAS, and select option 1 to have a vaccine team visit their home.