Friday, April 2, 2021 6:43 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
AUSTIN, Texas — Doctors and volunteers in one Austin neighborhood went old school to register people to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. The Austin-American Statesman reports that instead of having people register online, the volunteers and health care professionals decided to put out flyers in East Austin with a phone number. Appointments were made over the phone. The efforts by Dr. Jereka Thomas-Hockaday, a group of about 20 students with the nonprofit Central Texas Allied Health and several other health care professionals resulted in more than 1,100 residents getting doses of the Pfizer vaccine on March 27. Others are now working to replicate Thomas-Hockaday’s efforts and set up similar vaccination efforts in their communities.