Select YMCAs Are Offering COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Assistance
In an effort to help senior and vulnerable populations sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas is teaming up with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) to host free vaccine registration clinics at select YMCA branches beginning February 17 and continuing weekly through March 24.
The clinics, offered by DCHHS, are being hosted as part of the “Y Commitment,” an effort the Dallas YMCA is undertaking to ensure the health of its members, program participants, staff, guests and North Texas community remains a top priority.
Vaccine shots will NOT be administered. DCHHS will be providing information and registration to take the vaccine at a later date.
The registration clinics are open to all and will be held at the following YMCA branches in Dallas County from 9:00am – 1:00pm:
February 17: Park South YMCA – 2500 Romine Avenue, Dallas (CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER & POWER CONDITIONS)
- February 24: Moorland Family YMCA at Oak Cliff – 6701 S. Hampton Road, Dallas
- March 3: Grand Prairie YMCA – 4556 S. Carrier Parkway, Grand Prairie
- March 10: Lake Highlands YMCA – 8920 Stults Road, Dallas
- March 17: Richardson YMCA – 821 Custer Road, Richardson
- March 24: Semones YMCA – 4332 Northhaven Road, Dallas
Rodrigua Ross, VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Dallas YMCA said, “We are committed to providing information and access to those who want to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. The YMCA branches that are offering these registration clinics serve many vulnerable populations in our community, including seniors and those at a higher risk for COVID-19 complications. We see firsthand that many of those who currently qualify for the vaccine do not have computers or internet access at home and at the Y, we believe access should not be a barrier to receiving health care, including the vaccine.”
According to Dallas County Health and Human Services, registration for the vaccine is open to all but only those in groups 1A and 1B are eligible to receive the vaccine at this time. For more information, please visit DallasCountyCovid.org.
“We want to thank Dallas County Health and Human Services for hosting these clinics at our Y’s in order to register as many people as possible in our most in-need communities,” continued Ross.
The YMCA is not distributing vaccines. Dallas County Health and Human Services will help you register during the registration clinics. They will then give you information on the next steps in receiving the vaccine from County approved distribution sites. Please visit Dallas County’s website at DallasCountyCovid.org or call the County’s vaccine hotline at 1-855-IMMUNE9 (855-466-8639), offered from 7am-7pm daily, with COVID-19 vaccine related questions. English and Spanish speakers are available.