Allred Visits Vaccination Clinic at Garland VA Medical Center He Helped Establish

March 20, 2021
Press Release

Garland, Texas – Today, Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) visited the Garland VA Medical Center, attended their coronavirus vaccination clinic, and spoke with staff about the newly established hospital’s efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic and care for North Texas veterans. 

Download video and photos from the visit here.

“A year ago, after months of negotiations that I led with the bipartisan support of my colleagues and the North Texans VA team, I was proud to visit the newly opened VA Medical Center in Garland. At that time they had rushed to add 200 beds to treat veterans with COVID and to potentially support the local civilian system if it was overwhelmed,” said Allred. “Today, just a year later, their COVID ward is closed and they will vaccinate 500 veterans today. I'm incredibly grateful to all the staff who've worked tirelessly throughout this pandemic and will continue to support their efforts and North Texas veterans.”

Allred led the effort to establish the Garland VA Medical Center, starting with a request in 2019 with the late Congressman Ron Wright (R-TX-06) and other Texas lawmakers. Leading up to the project’s approval, Allred was in close communication with leadership at the North Texas VA and Baylor, Scott & White to help convene stakeholders and secure final approval.