Vaccines Are By Invitation ONLY, Dallas County Wait Checklist
DALLAS — The State of Texas will present 5,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to the Metropolis for public distribution subsequent week, Mayor Eric Johnson introduced Friday.
About 3,000 of the Moderna doses shall be distributed on the Kay Bailey Hutchison Conference Middle hub, and a pair of,000 shall be distributed at Methodist Dallas Medical Middle in Oak Cliff. The doses will proceed to be distributed on an invitation-only, appointment-only foundation.
Solely people who find themselves registered on Dallas County’s wait listing shall be invited, and persons are requested to not present up at both website until they’ve a direct invitation. To register for the wait listing, go to DallasCountyCovid.org.
“We’ll proceed stepping as much as assist vaccinate as many individuals as we probably can,” stated Mayor Johnson, who serves because the Metropolis’s Emergency Administration Director. “We stay extremely grateful for the brand new allocation and for all of our companions who’re serving to us with this essential effort that can save lives and assist us return to normalcy.”
The Metropolis started its partnership with Methodist Well being System this week, dividing the state’s allotment of almost 5,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine. The conference middle hub doled out its doses on Wednesday and Thursday, and Methodist continued its distributions on Friday.
The most recent allotment would be the Metropolis’s third that’s earmarked for public distribution. In whole, the Metropolis has operated the conference middle hub for the general public for 5 days. After some lengthy waits final Saturday that had been triggered largely by the sharing of appointment hyperlinks, Dallas Fireplace-Rescue and the Workplace of Emergency Administration created a further step within the Metropolis’s scheduling system. The repair has almost eradicated all unauthorized appointments.
The Metropolis continues to judge different course of enhancements to make sure vaccinations are speedy and environment friendly. The Metropolis additionally continues to help the vaccination efforts at Truthful Park, that are run by Dallas County, the Metropolis’s contracted public well being authority.
“We’re dedicated to offering the very best expertise for residents receiving the COVID-19 vaccine,” stated Rocky Vaz, the mayor’s appointed Emergency Administration Coordinator.
A brand new Metropolis information dashboard, launched Thursday, reveals demographic data for many who acquired the vaccine on the conference middle. The info comes from a survey offered by the Metropolis to folks after they acquired their inoculation.
For extra data on COVID-19 and the Metropolis’s response, go to DallasCityHall.com/coronavirus.