The number of patients that MedStar crews identify as potentially experiencing COVID-19 related illness continues to climb, 165% increase since June 2021.
Additionally, the average number of patients MedStar crews are treating under a special protocol for clinically stable potential COVID-19 related illness and NOT transporting them to area hospitals is currently 8 per day, from a low of 1 every 3 days in May.
Under the COVID Non-Transport protocol, patients exhibiting low-acuity signs and symptoms of COVID-19, who are clinically stable, are NOT transported to a hospital. Instead, they are provided education and materials to help them get medical care in a more appropriate setting, such as with their doctor, or other primary care resource.
We continue to encourage science-based, CDC recommended practices such as masking, personal hygiene and COVID vaccines for those who may have not had the opportunity to do so.
The CDC is reporting that unvaccinated people accounted for over 97% of hospitalizations.
We believe a key to getting more people vaccinated is making it convenient for them to attend a local vaccine clinic.
To register for an upcoming clinic, click here.
Next scheduled public COVID Vaccine Clinics:
MedStar is also providing COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound Tarrant County residents. Please complete the form below to request an in-home vaccination.
There is no cost to the vaccine recipient, and we have Moderna and Pfizer vaccines available.
Help us make our region a #communityofimmunity!
Local media outlets have been essential in spreading the word about convenient vaccine availability.
Click here to view an NBC 5 news report on how MedStar is preparing for expanded vax clinics, including pediatric doses, pending FDA approval.
Click here to view an ABC-8 news report on the vax clinic at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church.
Click here to view an NBC-5 news report on the vax clinic at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church.
Click here to view an ABC-8 news report on the vax clinic at Handley Meadowbrook Community Center.
Click here to view a CBS-11 news report on the vax clinic in Haltom City.
Click here to view an ABC-8 news report on the vax clinic in Haltom City.