DALLAS, TX (April 23, 2021) - The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA), Dallas chapter, and other groups have teamed up for a multi-city initiative to vaccinate tens of thousands of hospitality workers across the state.
The vaccine drive kicked off in Houston earlier this week and will continue in San Antonio and Dallas next week. The Dallas vaccine drive will take place on April 27 and 28 at Methodist Dallas Medical Center’s Hitt Auditorium, located at 1441 N. Beckley Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75203.
Methodist Health System will administer 4,000 doses (2,000 per day) of the Pfizer vaccine. The clinic will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“There is an urgency to vaccinate our restaurant workers who are serving guests every day in the dining rooms of Texas,” said Dr. Emily Williams Knight, President and CEO of TRA. “In addition to the resolute precautions taken by restaurants, a vaccine against COVID-19 will provide one more level of protection for our employees. We are thankful for the tremendous support shown by like-minded organizations, sports teams, hospitals, and other partners who are committed to helping our industry’s best asset - its people.”
“Methodist Health System is proud to vaccinate local restaurant and hospitality employees who have been working throughout the pandemic,” said Pam Stoyanoff, MBA, CPA, FACHE, President and Chief Operating Officer, Methodist Health System. “We believe these vaccines are the best defense we have against COVID-19, and we are happy to make the vaccination process as easy as possible for TRA members.”
Many groups are lending their support to spread the word of the vaccine drive for hospitality workers, including the Texas Food & Wine Alliance, Good Work Austin, and the Southern Smoke Foundation.
Additional details, vaccine information, and links to sign up can be found at TXHospitalityVaccines.com
About Methodist Health System
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Dallas-based Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated healthcare to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Twelve hospitals proudly carry the Methodist Health System brand, as owners or through affiliation. More than 50 Methodist Family Health Centers and Methodist Medical Group specialty physician office locations are among the facilities served by the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at MethodistHealthSystem.org.
About the Texas Restaurant Association
The Texas Restaurant Association was formed in 1937 to serve as the advocate in Texas and the indispensable resource for the foodservice industry. Today, as a leading business association, TRA represents the state’s $70 billion restaurant industry, which comprises more than 50,000 locations and a workforce of 1.3 million employees. Along with the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation, the Association protects, advances, and educates the growing industry.