HRSA funded mobile vaccine clinics see success


GRAFTON—The Grafton-Taylor County Health Department held their first Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded mobile vaccination event on October 25, 2021. 

The event was held at the Taylor County Family Resource Network in partnership with UniCARE. 

COVID-19 and Flu Vaccinations were offered to anyone at no cost regardless of insurance. 

Twenty-five vaccinations in total were given with twelve being COVID vaccines and thirteen being FLU vaccines. Of those twelve COVID vaccines, three were first time vaccination.

The mission of the HRSA grant is to provide easy access to vaccinations across Taylor County for those individuals who wish to receive them. 

During this event, the Health Department was able to vaccinate individuals who otherwise would not have received their vaccine if the mobile clinic wasn’t held in this location. Two of those who were vaccinated were able to walk to the clinic because it was so close to their home. 

The health department was also able to assist and vaccinate several in our homeless community.

The Health Department will be hosting more HRSA funded mobile vaccination events in the coming weeks. 

The next mobile vaccination clinic will be held at The Towers in Grafton on November 6 from 9:00 a.m. until noon. The Grafton-Taylor County Health Department willl offer the COVID-19 & Flu vaccination at this event. 

“We would like to thank the Taylor County Resource Network and UniCARE for their partnership on this event and for helping us make it successful,” said Grafton-Taylor County Health Department County Outreach Coordinator Annie Kennedy.

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