Posts Tagged ‘Texas Department of State Health Services’

Dallas announces at-home vaccination program to start April 13

The City of Dallas announced yesterday it is partnering with the Visiting Nurse Association of Texas (VNA) for a program to vaccinate area residents who lack transportation to reach vaccine hubs or pharmacies. Dallas Fire-Rescue employees and VNA staff will vaccinate homebound residents with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The program will begin with the […]

The Secret Sauce to overcoming vaccine hesitancy – your local church

Excerpted from a Stateline article by Christine Vestal Nationwide, efforts to vaccinate people at churches and other trusted locations in targeted communities appears to be gaining momentum. MedStar Mobile Healthcare, a Fort Worth, Texas, regional emergency medical service, hit what leaders there considered a home run recently, vaccinating 757 people in a single day at […]

More than 30,000 vaccinated in Parker County

A Parker County Emergency Management Services Coordinator announced last week more than 30,000 had been vaccinated in Parker County, which accounts for part of the reason COVID-19 numbers have dropped, according to an update given to commissioners. The Parker County Hospital District posts vaccine appointments every Tuesday and Thursday morning. Last week, the county only […]

DSHS launches Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler

As Texas opens COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone age 16 and older, the Texas Department of State Health Services is launching the Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler. The scheduler gives people one place to sign up for a COVID-19 shot through multiple public health departments, including the eight DSHS public health regions, which provide public […]

Texas to open COVID-19 vaccination to all adults on March 29

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced yesterday that all adults will now be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday, March 29. DSHS expects vaccine supplies to increase as soon as next week. The state’s Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel recommended opening vaccination to everyone to protect as many Texans as possible. […]

People 50 and older now eligible to be vaccinated starting March 15

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced yesterday it was expanding COVID-19 vaccination to people 50-64 years of age starting Monday, March 15. More than 93 percent of the Texas fatalities caused by the coronavirus have been in people 50 and older, with those ages 50 to 64 accounting for 20 percent of […]

Stopping the flu starts with you – get your flu shot today!

During this time of COVID-19, getting your flu shot has never been more important. With North Texas hospital employees working tirelessly to combat the pandemic, the last thing they need to worry about is a wave of patients suffering from the flu. Simply put, stopping the flu starts with you! The single best way to […]

Foundation Blog – Data stewardship and collaboration

By Jen Miff, President of the DFWHC Foundation As I write this, I am entering my fourth month with the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation. I continue to be awed by the dedicated collaboration across our community. Working together, we advance the DFWHC Foundation’s vision to inspire collective improvement of health outcomes. Last month, the […]

Registration to Patient Safety Summit closes Aug. 1

Just a few days left to register for the DFW Hospital Council Foundation’s 10th Annual Patient Safety Summit on August 9-10 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving. Registration will close on Tuesday, August 1. This year’s Summit is being held in coordination with the Texas Department of State Health Services’ 2017 TDSHS Healthcare Safety […]

Tickets selling fast to Aug. 9-10 Patient Safety Summit

Tickets are selling fast to the DFW Hospital Council Foundation’s 10th Annual Patient Safety Summit on August 9-10 at the Marriott Las Colinas in Irving. This year’s Summit is being held in coordination with the Texas Department of State Health Services’ 2017 TDSHS Healthcare Safety Conference. Titled “Stand Up for Safety!,” the event will be […]