State program delivers COVID-19 vaccines to local Meals on Wheels clients (San Antonio Housing Authority)

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February 10th, 2021

From KSAT San Antonio:

 Vinsen Faris, CEO of Meals on Wheels San Antonio, says he’s already started getting calls from seniors grateful for the chance to get their COVID-19 shots without leaving home.

“This is one of the first in the nation to actually knock on the doors, get inside the house and do the inoculation there in the home,” Faris said.

About 4,000 people are served through Meals on Wheels in San Antonio, Faris says about one-third of them have asked to be put on the list to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. About 1,700 of the clients are over the age of 75 and 11 are over the age of 100.

The Seniors First Program is an effort by the state to deliver 1,000 shots to the community a week specifically for homebound seniors.

The partnership comprises of the City of San Antonio, San Antonio Housing Authority and San Antonio Fire Department. On Tuesday the Mayor said 380 vaccines had been given out in two days. Meals on Wheels provides the list of those interested clients to the city and they determine how to prioritize.

Read KSAT San Antonio's article "State program delivers COVID-19 vaccines to local Meals on Wheels clients," featuring the San Antonio Housing Authority.

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