COVID-19 Vaccine First doses at Dallas mega-site successful without major issues
ByHarshal 12 Jan 2021 08:31 AM 6

The new mega vaccination site at Fair Park in Dallas to give its first doses went successful with only minor issues.

One of those issues reported is that the lines are slow-moving.

The mega-site opening is the first step in the right direction. More sites are coming up soon, but the process is slow.

Dallas Fair Park urged people to get their first dose of vaccine.

Monday’s vaccine recipients were older people who were most vulnerable.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said, “We are trying to put out locations in the places that are traditionally underserved by healthcare."

Two other vaccination locations also went live on Monday at Eastfield College and Ellis Davis Field House. The goal for these sites is to give 500 doses a day, but they’re run by Parkland and only for its patients.

The Fair Park site started the day with about 1,800 appointments for the general public in groups 1A and 1B.

Dallas County Health Director Dr. Philip Huang said, "We wanted to get people in slowly and not overwhelm the system at first."

County leaders say the site will progressively ramp up with a goal of 2,000 doses a day and can scale up well beyond that. But the county’s state allotment this week is only 6,000 doses and likely not enough to finish the week.

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