Districts like Fort Worth ISD and Arlington ISD have announced plans to vaccinate teachers, Dallas ISD has no plans because the count doesn’t have enough doses.
But the FEMA sites have some doses, and teachers and childcare workers who live in certain zip codes may get an opportunity to get the shot in the next couple of days.
Dallas County announced plans to start vaccinating teachers, school staff, and childcare workers at FEMA’s vaccination hub in Fair Park.
The county itself has no plans to vaccinate, therefore not all educators in Dallas County will get vaccines. They must live in one of the 17 zip codes labeled a priority by the federal government.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said, "If you are involved in education and you live in those zip codes, you should sign up and you should be able to get a shot very quickly."
About 1,400 living in the priority zip codes were already on the waiting list. Those people are expected to get invites starting Friday.
Judge Jenkins hopes the state will increase the county’s vaccine allotment and provide direction on how many vaccines can be administered to educators.
"We can only give people shots if we have the shots," he said. "If they give us the shots and refuse to answer what they want us to do with them, then we will come up with a plan to get shots in the arms of vulnerable people on our list."