Over 9,000 vaccinations were administered at the site yesterday.
Yesterday, the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth converted into the largest drive-thru vaccination site in the Lonestar State. With over 130 acres, 400 staff members and volunteers, the site hopes to vaccinate an estimated 30,000 people by the end of the week. [Featured image: @mrsspeechiep]
The Texas Motor Speedway yesterday became one of the largest vaccine sites in the nation – second to Dodger Stadium in LA. At 7:30 am, the hub opened with 16 drive-thru lanes and 10,000 doses of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine.
“We’ve got the space and they’ve got the supply so it’s the right place, right time. It’s always the right time to do the right thing,” said Eddie Gossage, Texas Motor Speedway President and General Manager of the partnership with Denton County.
Presently, the speedway is only administering vaccines to those in 1A and 1B groups with appointments through Denton County Public Health. Walk-ins are not permitted.
“As important as this is we need to make sure this process runs as smoothly as possible,” said VP of Public Relations for Texas Motor Speedway, David Hart. “So make sure you’re registered and have confirmation that you’re in and then come out here and we will take care of you for sure.”
The next clinic is scheduled for Thursday at 7:30 am, with the following scheduled for Friday at the same time.