Vaccine appointments are currently available for Special Olympics Texas athletes, coaches, SOTX Family, Volunteers, and Unified Partners over the age of 18
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : March 19, 2021
TEXAS - Vaccine appointments are currently available for Special Olympics Texas athletes, coaches, SOTX Family, Volunteers, and Unified Partners over the age of 18. Sign-ups for this single-dose Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will be available until March 24th at midnight CST or based on availability. The sign-up form and FAQ document are located at www.sotx.org/vaccine .
When asked about how this opportunity came about, Health Programs Manager Samantha Devine said, "Tarrytown Pharmacy has been the focal point for distributing vaccines to the IDD population across Texas. When I learned of their March to Vaccinate Vulnerable Texans initiative, I contacted their pharmacy to determine where the vaccine clinic locations would occur. I shared that SOTX serves close to 60,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities across Texas and Mark Newberry, CEO of Tarrytown pharmacy, wanted to discuss further the opportunity for our athletes, caregivers, family members, and volunteers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. With the help of Dave Gruber, Texas DSHS Associate Commissioner for Regional and Local Health Operations, and his team, we were able to partner with Tarrytown Pharmacy to host our own COVID-19 vaccine clinics across Texas."
There will be 15 clinic locations across Texas; El Paso, San Angelo, Harlingen, Laredo, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, Houston, Tyler, Fort Worth, Dallas, Lubbock, Abilene, Temple, and College Station.
Tarrytown Pharmacy will be providing COVID-19 immunizations through traveling vaccination clinics in the above cities across the state, tentatively beginning on 4/7/2021 and continuing over the course of several weeks.
About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect. SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 58,800 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646. Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas; fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX; youtube.com/specialolympicstexas.