After Some Complications, New Dallas In-Home Vaccination Program Kicks Off

KERA | By Alejandra Martinez

Dallas’ in-home COVID-19 vaccine program started Monday. The program is for Dallas residents enrolled in the Visiting Nurse Association of Dallas’ Meals on Wheels program.

Albert Garza anxiously waited outside his home in Southeast Dallas for a team of Dallas Fire and Rescue officers to arrive Monday morning with his dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“That’s all I’m waiting to get my vaccine and then I go to work,” said Garza.

The 75-year-old, dressed in a bright blue Tom & Jerry shirt and a cap, sayshe’s worked at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas as a cleaner for 30 years.

Now as a retiree, he goes in when he needs “fresh air,” but since the pandemic he hasn’t left home and is afraid to.

“The convention center has a lot of people. It’s dangerous,” Garza said. “I care more about myself.”

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