by Kim Feller, VP of programs and services
We were thrilled to have had the opportunity to partner with Dakota County to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to our participants, their families and caregivers; as well as staff and community members. We believe in providing a safe environment for our participants so when we were asked to help pilot the pop-up clinics at ProAct’s Eagan location, we jumped on it.
We know vaccinations are an essential component to ending this pandemic, and we also know many of our participants were getting lost in the vaccination process. The clinics eliminated that barrier for our participants.
For many of those we serve, they had not been on-site since March of 2020 so when they arrived for their shots, there was a “welcome back home” feeling in the air! Staff and participants alike shared in the excitement. We know that for many, getting vaccinated was essential before considering their return to ProAct for services.
We see a light at the end of the COVID tunnel … we are not there yet, but we are much closer now. We are grateful that Dakota County provided ProAct this wonderful opportunity!
“Thank you for organizing and hosting the COVID vaccine clinic today. Our family really appreciates that Sean and Mitch were able to get their vaccines today. Now our whole family is vaccinated!! Sean was excited to be able to go to ProAct today even if it was only for a short time.”Terri – parent of ProAct Participant
“It is truly wonderful that ProAct has made this vaccination program available. Thank you for your efforts to provide this lifesaving program for the ProAct participants and caregivers.”ProAct parent
“Dakota County is so fortunate to be able to partner with ProAct and offer a vaccination site specifically for people with disabilities and their caregivers. We hope this partnership helps ease the process to find a vaccine and provide for a calm, less crowded clinic experience for individuals who may be nervous about vaccines or crowds.”Megan Zeilinger