Dallas County’s largest vaccination site is now even bigger with the arrival of FEMA. But some parts of the event did not go well on the first day.
At Fair Park, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Dallas County are working side by side to administer people vaccinated against COVID-19 in large numbers.
The first day of the operation was impacted by some lengthy delays for people in the morning hours.
Early Wednesday, the long lines of vehicles led to some long delays for those who arrived for the second dose. However, by Wednesday afternoon, things were running much more smoothly.
Ralph Raucht who drove from Mesquite to get his shot said, "The line went well. I couldn’t believe it once we got lined up constantly moving which was good. I thought we would just be sitting and sitting but it moved slow. It never stopped."
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins urged people who are coming for their second dose to not come before 10 a.m.
FEMA is set to begin administering first-dose shots starting at 8 a.m. and hopes to vaccinate 20,000 people a week at Fair Park.