05/08/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/08/2021 12:41
Washington, D.C.- Congressman Henry Cuellar highlighted new tools from the White House to help Texas residents get vaccinated. Texans sixteen years or older can now input their ZIP code at www.vaccines.gov/ www.vacunas.govor text their ZIP code to GETVAX (438829) / VACUNA (822862) to get help making a vaccine appointment at a nearby location.
In addition, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) launched a new program that will provide free COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccines to anyone without health insurance, no matter their immigration status. A Social Security Number and/or government ID may be requested but is not required.
'With these new programs and helpful tools, it's now easier than ever to find a vaccine near you,' said Congressman Cuellar. 'Getting vaccinated is the best thing we can do to crush the pandemic and return to normal. Every Texan age sixteen and up is eligible now, so visit vaccines.gov or text your ZIP code to GETVAX today to make your appointment. As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, I am committed to making sure every American receives in order to protect themselves, their families and their communities.'
With the help of the American Rescue Plan, which Congressman Cuellar voted for earlier this year, the pace of vaccination has quickly ramped up. As of this week, more than 105 million Americans are fully vaccinated. More than 147 million Americans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including more than 80 percent of seniors, educators, school staff and childcare workers, as well as 90 percent of doctors.
HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program