AUSTIN, Texas – New cases of COVID-19 and resultant hospitalizations are waning, and on Thursday Austin-Travis County moved back to Stage 4 of risk-based guidelines. That's prompted Austin Public Health to change its vaccination strategy from mass operations to outreach. 

APH on Friday announced it will now focus on offering services to people in hard-to-reach locations. 

“Vaccines continue to be a vital part of our effort in the fight against COVID-19, especially as variants arise,” said Dr. Desmar Walkes, Austin-Travis County Health Authority. “Getting up to date with your vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others. Our MVP will make those vaccines available to those who have had a hard time getting the vaccines they need.” 

APH will implement their Mobile Vaccination Program that businesses and other community groups can request online.

All APH vaccine clinics offer all three vaccines and their booster doses. No appointments are required.  

“This is an exciting opportunity to expand our outreach to communities where vaccination rates could use a boost,” said Adrienne Sturrup, director of Austin Public Health. “Our Mobile Vaccination Program will work to make getting a vaccine as easy as possible for these groups. We’ll come to you–to your church, your job, your community center. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this program.”