YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Partners with Dallas County Health and Human Services to Host Free COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Clinics
Registration clinics will be held at YMCA branches that serve in-need populations; effort is part of the Y’s commitment to prioritize health of community members
DALLAS (February 10, 2021) – In an effort to help senior and vulnerable populations sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the Dallas YMCA 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. These 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
“We are committed to providing information and access to those who want to register for the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Rodrigua Ross, VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. “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. 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.”
Throughout the pandemic, the YMCA has focused on serving our neighbors in need. Since March, the Dallas YMCA has served more than 46,000 people through our Catalyst Initiative (the Y’s COVID response program). The Dallas YMCA has provided 181,874 pounds of produce to people in need, 51,907 meals, served more than 3,300 children of essential workers in Emergency Child Care, distributed 450 laptops so kids could learn virtually and more than 800 school supplies. The YMCA delivers groceries to at-risk seniors and does regular wellness checks to ensure our seniors feel mentally and physically connected to others during this time. All YMCA locations will have free senior visits from February 14-20 in order to encourage safe, healthy activities and connection. Each branch will have special activities, events, photo booths, additional Group Exercise classes and more. Check your local YMCA location for specific activities that will be featured during “Young at Heart” week.
Please visit Dallas County’s website for more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, DallasCountyCovid.org.
About the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Founded in 1885, the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas serves thousands of men, women and children each year, regardless of age, income or background. Anchored in communities across North Texas, the Dallas Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The Y ensures all people have equitable access to the essentials needed to become thriving members of the community. Daily, the Y bridges and fills individual and community needs as a catalyst for impactful change. The YMCA makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, with three areas of impact: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. To learn more or get involved, please visit www.ymcadallas.org.