State Health Services partners with Walmart, enlightening Texans with vaccine hesitancy

The Walmart on Navarro held a vaccine clinic with the DSHS to help enlighten Texans still experiencing vaccine hesitancy.

VICTORIA, Texas – The Texas department of state health services launched the next phase of their campaign.

Trying to encourage Texans to receive the covid-19 vaccine.

The clinic held on Thursday, May 13, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. included educational flyers for anyone with questions.

One customer, Bianca Thomas, said she heard about the clinic from her grandmother.

Thomas was surprised that the process was so easy and painless.

“I didn’t even know it happened. Actually, I didn’t even feel a thing, I was a little anticipating, anticipating the poke or the sting, but I didn’t even realize he had finished. Until he said, okay you’re good. And I thought he hadn’t done it yet, so it was nothing,” Thomas said.

Another customer was just on her regular Walmart shopping visit, after getting a flyer from the DSHS, she decided to go ahead and get the vaccine.

“And I work for the school, at East high school, but I was afraid to get it. So I was coming to Walmart today to pick up my medicine and so when I was driving up, they gave me a flyer and so I said ‘okay’ I’ll go ahead and get it. So I tried to call my husband, I told him to come to Walmart so we can get our shots and he said he wasn’t. But I went ahead and got mine,” said Dolores Garcia.

The clinic included a huge screen with informative clips from doctors on what to expect after getting the first dose.

The video clips also included people explaining the stigmatized inaccuracies and myths that are often spread online about the vaccine.

Some of the informative video clips were also translated in Spanish.

Overall, it was a successful resource for shoppers

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