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Pop-Up Vaccination & COVID Testing Clinics

The Health Collaborative connects with trusted community organizers and agencies to reach local communities identified as having low rates of vaccination and/or hot spots of COVID positivity.

Through our work with community, we recognize that limiting factors to receiving the vaccine consist of both vaccine hesitancy (attitudes & perceptions) and logistical barriers (transportation, lack of ID, language challenges). Both of these are deterring factors in key communities receiving the vaccine, particularly those who are undocumented residents, non-English speakers, and other individuals who are weary of the vaccine itself.

 

We have found that by providing an opportunity to channel information, resources and services through trusted partners, we can connect more people to resources by providing accurate and clear information, reducing fear, and supporting the registration/vaccination process. We rely on the wisdom of our Community Health Worker (CHW) and grassroots community partner network to inform communication approaches and engagement opportunities with clients when faced with roadblocks. We provide pop-up clinic coordination services at no-cost in Bexar, Bandera, Medina, Atascosa, Wilson, Guadalupe, Comal and Kendall counties.

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In response to community need, The Health Collaborative coordinated their first mobile vaccine clinic in May 2021 with Walmart Pharmacy and The Inspiration Center at the Windcrest Civic Center. 

Since then, with the support of incredible & adaptable providers, we have facilitated more than 120 pop-up clinics, resulting in over 5,000 COVID-19 vaccines administered to community members in and around San Antonio.

We partner with local providers to make vaccines and testing accessible.

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What does a pop-up clinic look like?

Our team conducts a site visit, coordinates the vaccine or testing provider, and brings all elements needed to set up a mobile clinic.

We provide educational materials or presentations in advance of the clinic to help community members make informed decisions about their health.

We can also assist in coordinating communication aids such as interpreters, language access phone lines or translated printed materials in preparation for the clinic.

Our team of Community Health Workers supports each vaccine recipient through their complete COVID-19 vaccine series.

We call each patient when it is time for their next vaccine, be it a second dose or a booster. We ensure patients have a chance to ask questions and know where to go and when to get their next vaccine.

Supporting patients through their vaccine series

I want to host a pop-up vaccine clinic at my site.

Send us a note to get started!

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As a member of San Antonio Metro Health Department's Mobile Vaccine Team, The Health Collaborative has aligned strategies and participated in ongoing city-wide  outreach efforts since San Antonio's initial COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in 2021.

We are especially grateful for vaccine providers, University of Incarnate Word School of Nursing and Lela Pharmacy for being essential collaborative partners in our efforts to educate and vaccinate.  

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