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Health department seeks feedback on vaccination
Thursday, October 21, 2021 by Tai Moses
Austin Public Health wants to know what community members think about the process of getting the Covid vaccine, getting booster shots and whether vaccination opportunities have been equitably distributed in the area. As interim APH director Adrienne Sturrup explained in the announcement, “We need you, Austin-Travis County, to tell us where our vaccination processes are working, and where they are not.” And Austin-Travis County Health Authority Dr. Desmar Walkes emphasized the importance of continuing the vaccination program, saying, “We need our community to step up once again and get booster doses for those who are eligible. Booster doses will extend the protections afforded to our community and continue to help reduce the burden on our hospital systems by preventing severe illness and need for hospitalization.” Health officials are hosting two virtual engagement sessions to collect public feedback. The sessions – titled “Moving Forward Together Against Covid-19” – will be offered twice, one during the week and one on the weekend. To participate in the conversation, log on with Zoom or through the SpeakUp Austin! website. Monday, Oct. 25, 6:30-8 p.m. on Zoom and Saturday, Oct. 30, 10-11:30 a.m. on Zoom.
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