Dallas County is all set to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday at a mega public vaccination site at Fair Park.
This vaccine will be given to frontline workers, senior citizens, and people with high-risk medical conditions – groups 1A and 1B.
Everyone must make an appointment. No walk-ups will be entertained.
Dallas County Health and Human Services expect to give the vaccine to 2,000/day.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said, "We will get thousands of our most vulnerable residents vaccinated at Fair Park this next week with well over 100,000 people on the list, the list growing daily, and the State giving us enough vaccines to vaccinate six to seven thousand people this week. We obviously won’t get to everyone, so I appreciate your patience and grace as we work through the task of mass vaccination for North Texas."
The mega vaccination site will be open Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until the daily vaccination limit is out.
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said, "This is a huge step forward in our city’s fight against COVID-19."
Those who want to get vaccinated must register online by filling out the Dallas County COVID-19 Vaccine Registration form.
The county will give vaccines by appointment only at its current COVID-19 test sites – the Ellis Davis Field House and on the Eastfield College Campus in Mesquite.
Those sites will be primarily for registered Parkland hospital patients and are expected to receive roughly 500 shots per day.