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Meals on Wheels, Austin Public Health begin mobile vaccine partnership


Mobile vaccine program begins

Meals on Wheels Central Texas and Austin Public Health have kicked off their mobile vaccine partnership, with the first Meals On Wheels clients receiving their COVID-19 vaccines at their homes.

The two agencies are collaborating to bring the vaccines to older adults who are homebound and medically vulnerable. The Mobile Vaccination Program is responsible for serving hard-to-reach and vulnerable populations in Austin and Travis County who are homebound. Seniors in the community remain most at risk of serious health consequences from COVID-19, and Meals on Wheels worked with Austin Public Health to identify its most frail and medically compromised clients for this first round of mobile vaccinations.

As more vaccine becomes available and state eligibility expands, the program may increase to entire households beyond just the high-risk homebound patient. The program also provides on-site vaccine clinics at assisted living and independent living residential properties for seniors.

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