ICYMI: Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) Urges FEMA To Expand Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Units in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
Earlier this week, Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) asking for more information about the rollout of federally operated mobile COVID-19 vaccination units and urged the expansion of mobile vaccination units in North Texas. The state of Texas currently ranks 45th nationally in terms of the overall percentage of its population fully vaccinated and continues to show up in the lower half of some national rankings that have measured states’ progress toward reaching herd immunity against the coronavirus. By focusing on expanding mechanisms to distribute the vaccine, the vaccination gap could be closed in vulnerable communities.
“Last month, Congress took a critical step towards getting the COVID-19 vaccine in the arms of all Americans by passing the American Rescue Plan COVID-19 stimulus package,” said Congressman Marc Veasey. “To fully meet this moment and challenge, we need to ensure that all Americans--especially those that are most vulnerable--can have easy access to the vaccine. This means looking into every tool we have available, like expanding the deployment of mobile vaccination units to Texas so that we can quickly vaccinate those who may lack adequate transportation to commute to and from a vaccination site outside of their community or place of work.”
The full text of Rep. Veasey’s letter can found here.