Dallas County Health Officials and Human Services (DCHHS) hope to vaccinate up to 2,000 people each day.
On Monday, the City of Dallas opened the city’s first COVID-19 vaccine mega center at Fair Park in Dallas.
“We will get thousands of our most vulnerable residents vaccinated at Fair Park this next week with well over 100,000 people on the list, the list growing daily, and the state giving us enough vaccines to vaccinate six to seven thousand people this week,” said Dallas County Judge, Clay Jenkins, in a statement. “We obviously won’t get to everyone, so I appreciate your patience and grace as we work through the task of mass vaccination for North Texas.”
“If we are successful in vaccinating a large amount of our population, things will get brighter in March and with its successive months,” said Jenkins.
Presently, vaccinations at Fair Park are by appointment only. At this moment, registration is only available for DCHHS-defined Phase 1A or Phase 1B residents; i.e. front-line healthcare workers or long-term care facility residents, and higher risk residents, respectively. Qualifying residents can book their appointment via the Dallas County website.
Vaccination recipients be provided with a second appointment for the follow-up dose within a few weeks.
The facility is open Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm. Recipients must bring a valid form of ID.
DCHHS will open registration to additional Phases and groups once more resources become available.