Garland Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine site opens at the football stadium
ByHarshal 22 Jan 2021 08:16 AM 73

Garland city has converted a high school football stadium parking lot into a vaccination center for residents.

The gates at the Homer B. Johnson Stadium on Centerville and Country Club roads in southeast Garland open on Thursday.

The vaccination will be available for people in the 1A and 1B to easily drive-thru and get a shot.

No one will stand in line because the shots will be given by appointment only.

Mayor Scott Lemay said, "We are going to have to be patient as we get these systems up and running here at the city of Garland. We are doing what we can to get these vaccines out the door."

Garland now has 1,000 doses of the vaccine and 20,000 people registered online.

The mayor advised people to put their name on several lists for the best chances of getting an appointment in Garland or elsewhere.

The city of Arlington also reopened its vaccination site Thursday after receiving a new shipment of 8,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine.

The Arlington Fire Department is still giving first doses to people at the Esports Stadium near Globe Life Park. Next week it will begin giving second doses to people who got their first shots a few weeks ago.

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