Here’s a health message from Disability Rights Texas:

Don’t let COVID-19 or any other virus keep you down this year. Vaccines protect your health and your freedom.

The new shots for flu, COVID-19 and other viruses are now available. Ask your doctor when you should get the new COVID-19 vaccine and if you need to get it more than once a year.

The cost of many vaccines are covered by private insurance. If you don’t have health insurance, public health departments can provide vaccines for free.

Also, the COVID-19 vaccine is available for free at pharmacies and other providers that are part of the national Bridge Access Program. Visit vaccine.gov to find a vaccine provider near you and for a list of places that are in the Bridge program.

If you want to get your updated vaccines for COVID-19, flu and other viruses but are facing barriers because of your disability, Disability Rights Texas (DRTx) can help.

Our Vaccine Navigators can assist you for free by:

  • Asking providers for reasonable accommodations (such as sign language, extended hours, etc.)
  • Arranging for accessible transportation to locations
  • Scheduling in-home vaccines
  • And by helping in any other way you need

Here’s how to contact DRTx if you need any type of help getting vaccinated:

  1. You can call our Sign Language Video Phone at 1-866-362-2851 or our Purple 2 Video Phone at 1-512-271-9391. Phone hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.
  2. Or you can email us at vaccine@DRTx.org

DRTx can also help with setting up a vaccination clinic in your community.

You’ve got this. And we’ve got you. Contact us today for help.

This video is supported by the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) as part of a financial assistance award to USAging. The video content is from DRTx and does not necessarily represent the official view of, nor an endorsement by ACL, USAging, or the U.S. Government.