Dallas Promotes COVID-19 Vaccine With Block Walk


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Volunteers spread the word about the COVID-19 vaccine from block to block in Grand Prairie.

Organizers from the Dallas County government held a block walk in Dallas on Monday, Aug. 30th to promote the COVID-19 vaccine. The program had volunteers go from door to door in Grand Prairie as they spread the word about the vaccine.

According to the organizers, the block walk was all about vaccine education. This is considered necessary as the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus rages through the whole of Texas. While it is believed that the vaccine will go a long way to curb the spread of the virus, the pace of vaccinations has been lagging and hospitalizations have increased.

Dallas County Community Outreach Program Manager Marisa Gonzales said, “We’re here to also dispel any myths or misconceptions about the COVID-19 vaccine.”

“Now Pfizer is FDA approved, hopefully there will be some more confidence in the vaccine and we will see more people getting vaccinated,” she said.

While the team sought to reach a wide range of areas, they focused on areas with low vaccination rates. Organizers expressed their surprise at the turnout of volunteers as over two dozen people came out to help spread the word. According to organizers, the initiative was a success because of the number of volunteers that showed up. They were able to hand out information over a 10-mile radius.

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