St. Vincent’s House in Galveston Vaccinates Underserved

St. Vincent’s House (SVH) hosted a COVID-19 vaccination event reaching the most vulnerable within its underserved population.  Getting 96 needles of vaccine into the arms of clients and patients meeting the IB criteria, SVH is slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Galveston and beyond. SVH partnered with UTMB, utilizing a plan that was executed by navigators and case managers who focused on vaccinating its food pantry clientele. Their appointment-only scheduling process took place through conversations between SVH staff and its clients since 48% of its client base has no access to the internet. SVH is pleased to report that 50% of people who received the vaccine were Spanish speaking. 

Due to great outreach, the vaccination event was a success. This community outreach phase was easy and safe, and SVH is already planning for additional vaccination opportunities, doubling the number of people served during its first vaccination event. Galveston County officials were on site to observe the SVH model and will hopefully adopt it for other clinical settings. SVH thanks UTMB and Galveston County Health Department and all of its other partners that helped bring the vaccine to the people who need it most.

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