Mobile Vaccination and Disability Service Programs
On July 26, the White House published this comprehensive package of resources for people with disabilities, including people with COVID-related disabilities. We've created a page for these and other resources for people with COVID-related disabilities -- we'll add to it as more resources are available.
If you have a disability and need help getting the vaccine, our Mobile Vaccination Program is here to serve you. The program is provided by Denton County Public Health and Denton County Emergency Service District 1. ESD fire and EMS staff will visit your home to administer the vaccine.
Texas Mobile Vaccine Program
The state mobile program provides a way for Texas businesses and people who are homebound to schedule free mobile vaccinations.
Texans who are homebound can call tollfree (844) 908-3927 and select Option 1 to request a state mobile vaccination team to come to their home.
Denton County Mobile Vaccination Program
Additional Transportation Resources
National Council on Aging and Lyft
The National Council on Aging is partnering with Lyft to provide older adults access to reliable, affordable rides to COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
Aging service professionals can help their older clients by using the special #LyftUp promo codes worth up to $25 per person each way.
The Eldercare Locator is funded by the U.S. Administration for Community Living and is administered by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). Older adults can call the Eldercare Locator at 800-677-1116 or visit eldercare.acl.gov to chat live or browse resources.
Vaccine Access Navigator
If you are a person with a disability who needs help getting the vaccine, our Vaccine Access Navigators can help you. They can help you sign up for the vaccine, find a ride to get a vaccine or arrange for the vaccine to be brought to you. The navigators are also available to answer your questions about the vaccine. To connect with a navigator, call 1-800-880-8401 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or send an email to vaccine@DRTx.org.
Additional Contact Resources
To request this handout in ASL, Braille, or as an audio file, contact us.
The Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) is available to help people with disabilities, including Deaf persons, get vaccinated. The DIAL’s trained staff is standing by to:
Help find local vaccination locations.
Assist with making vaccination appointments.
Connect callers to local services—such as accessible vaccination transportation
The hotline also can provide information and resources to answer questions and address concerns about the vaccines and can connect callers to information and services that promote independent living and address fundamental needs, such as food, housing, and transportation.
The Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center’s COVID-19 Vaccine Information in Plain Language includes basic information about the vaccine. Created by and for people with disabilities, the booklet addresses a number of topics, like what a vaccine is, talking to your doctor, and what to do if you think your rights have been violated when trying to get a vaccine.
CDC Disability Resource Links: