APRIL 15, 2021 (DALLAS, TX) – Today, the Dallas Mavericks announced a partnership with UT Southwestern Medical Center to join forces for a COVID-19 Vaccine Initiative. The goal of the new partnership is to expand awareness and education about the vaccine and encourage all citizens to “Take the Shot”. Joint efforts will include a public awareness campaign with Mavs VIPs and UTSW medical professionals to help dispel vaccine hesitancy and increase access to education on vaccine benefits and importance. The partnership is part of the Mavs Assisting Vaccine Support (M.A.V.S.) project to support local efforts and expand vaccination across the North Texas community.

Additional pieces of M.A.V.S. include:

  • Staff volunteerism at vaccine registration and distribution sites
  • Grants from the Mavs Foundation’s COVID Relief Fund to nonprofit organizations supporting vaccine effort

For more information, please visit utswmed.org/taketheshot.

ABOUT MAVS CARE: The Dallas Mavericks strive to be champions on the court and in the community. We are dedicated to building a stronger community through educational programs, health and wellness initiatives, environmental efforts, support for military veterans and first responders, racial equity and social justice programs, and grants to nonprofit organizations. Through our community programs and the Mavs Foundation, we are changing lives in North Texas and have impacted thousands of children, families and communities. Learn more at Mavs.com/Community @mavsoffcourt.

ABOUT UT SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER: UT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty has received six Nobel Prizes, and includes 23 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 17 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 13 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators. The full-time faculty of more than 2,800 is responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and is committed to translating science-driven research quickly to new clinical treatments. UT Southwestern physicians provide care in about 80 specialties to more than 105,000 hospitalized patients, nearly 370,000 emergency room cases, and oversee approximately 3 million outpatient visits a year.

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