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Initiative aims to increase vaccination rates

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 by Tai Moses

A new initiative dubbed “Let’s Stick Together” is out to accomplish “the community-focused goal of 70 percent of eligible Travis County residents receiving at least one dose of the vaccine by July 4, and 70 percent of residents fully vaccinated by Labor Day,” according to a news release. Praising the partnership between Central Health, Austin Public Health, Travis County and CommUnityCare Health Centers, Austin Mayor Steve Adler said in a news release, “For more than a year, we’ve joined as a community to keep our friends and family safe from Covid-19. Working together, we’ve saved lives. Continuing to keep each other safe is how we will stop the spread and return to pre-pandemic life. We can get to Stage 1, the lowest risk level of this pandemic, if we all do our part and help each other get vaccinated.” The city of Austin and Travis County plan to launch a calendar and interactive map showing “daily mobile pop-up vaccination sites focused on communities with lower vaccination rates.” Central Health is also paying providers to vaccinate residents of high-risk communities, and patients who get vaccinated will receive gift cards and T-shirts. To learn more about Let’s Stick Together, Central Texas/Vacunémonos y Juntémonos, Central Texas, visit Central Health.

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