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APH to shift focus to mobile fax clinics

AUSTIN, Texas – New cases of COVID-19 and hence hospitalizations have decreased, and on Thursday Austin-Travis County moved back to Phase 4 of risk-based guidelines. That prompted Austin Public Health to change its vaccination strategy from mass surgery to outreach.

APH announced Friday that it will now focus on offering services to people in hard-to-reach locations.

“Vaccines remain an important part of our efforts in the fight against COVID-19, especially as variants arise,” said Drs. Desmar Walkes, Austin-Travis County Health Authority. “Getting to know your fax machine is the best way to protect yourself and others. Our MVP will make those faxes available to those who have struggled to get the faxes they need.

APH will implement its Mobile Vaccination Program that companies and other community groups can apply for online.

All APH vaccine clinics offer all three vaccines and their booster doses. No appointments are required.

“This is an exciting opportunity to expand our outreach to communities where vaccination rates can make an impact,” said Adrienne Sturrup, director of Austin Public Health. “Our Mobile Vaccination Program will work to make vaccination as easy as possible for these groups. We come to you – to your church, your job, your community center. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this program.”

APH to shift focus to mobile fax clinics

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