Dallas County leaders come together to plan to vaccinate the most vulnerable population.
Tuesday morning, Dallas County's plan to target 11 zip codes was approved but called off Wednesday. They state that they must target hard-hit areas, a vaccine hub provider should vaccinate North Texas, and can't exclude other residents.
Hundreds of thousands of Dallas County residents are looking for a COVID-19 vaccine, but some leaders are concerned about who’s prioritized on the list.
Dallas County commissioners will meet today to develop a plan to vaccinate vulnerable populations for COVID-19 after approving and then rescinding a plan in two days.
The state warned the county its earlier order to vaccinate 11 zip codes did not meet its specifications as a vaccine provider because it may not include other residents.
Commissioners said they couldn't risk the state’s warning of withholding vaccines. All but one commissioner voted to rescind it.
Commissioner John Wiley Price refused to vote. He claimed that the county’s Fair Park vaccination site is not meeting the needs of certain groups.
He said, "The state said rescind by 8 a.m. this morning or we’re going to take your vaccine, and we caved."
"Less than 1% were African American. That’s unacceptable. That’s unacceptable."