The Buckner Family Hope Center at Bachman Lake hosted a free COVID-19 vaccine registration event in partnership with leaders of the City of Dallas.
Families received vaccine information from trusted source
Families were encouraged to come by and learn more about the vaccine, as well as receive assistance with registration for a vaccine appointment.
“It’s important because we have a lot of families who might be scared to go and register due to possible documentation needs, and here we’re able to let them know what they do need to register, without that intimidation factor,” said Aimee Encarnacion, community coordinator at the Family Hope Center.
The ability to walk to the event was helpful for many.
Family Hope Center continues to offer education opportunities
“A lot of them wanted to register but didn’t know how to,” Aimee said. “There are so many apartments around, so it’s great we are right here and there have been many that walked up to register.”
Opportunities to provide education and giving access to information for families in the Dallas community are important to the Family Hope Center and the City of Dallas, creating a powerful partnership.
“We are both here as a resource to share education and knowledge about the vaccine,” said Mariana Esparza, receptionist at the Family Hope Center. “With it being hosted at Buckner, they know they can trust us and get information from city officials as well.”
The drive-thru event was co-hosted with Council Member Omar Narvaez, County Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia, State Representative Jasmine Crockett, and State Representative Rafael Anchia.
Facial coverings and social distancing protocols were strictly enforced, including hand sanitizer and protective gear.