After Short Delay, Dallas Launches In-Home COVID-19 Vaccine Program

In-home vaccines started Monday with the first doses of the Moderna vaccine

By Logan McElroy, Larry Collins and Sophia Beausoleil • Published April 14, 2021 • Updated on April 19, 2021 at 5:57 pm

The city of Dallas launched its program Monday to get homebound residents vaccinated against COVID-19 after a brief postponement.

Though the city planned to provide in-home vaccinations to immobile residents using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the program is now taking place using the two-dose Moderna vaccine due to the federal pause of the vaccine.

“Logistically it’s a bit more of a challenge because of the temperature it has to be held and so forth, but again, [we have] a very resilient team and they are very good at managing whatever’s thrown at them,” said Asst. Chief Bret Stidham, Chief of Staff for Dallas Fire Rescue.

Mayor Eric Johnson tweeted the news on Wednesday, highlighting the idea of giving an opportunity to every Dallas resident to receive the vaccine.