Tarrant County finding it difficult to vaccinate as more Texans become eligible
ByFunAsia 16 Mar 2021 08:47 AM 66

All Texans 50 years old and up are now eligible for the vaccine starting Monday.

In Tarrant County, the rate of registrations increased. It started contacting people who qualify in that group on Monday.

But reports from the county leaders stated that none of that matters until they can get more vaccine.

Now that Texans over 50 are also eligible, newly vaccinated Varlisa Dixon and her husband Willie Green are hoping their friends and family get their appointment soon.

Green said, "Actually, I’m 49, and I’ve had the vaccination twice. So I feel that it’s good for ages that low to be getting the vaccination now."

But for Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley, the new eligibility group is still too narrow. "I just wish they’d open it up and anybody could get it."

More than 40,000 and 50,000 people (are now eligible under 1C) on Tarrant County are still on the waitlist.

Through their partnership with the county, UNT Health Science Center plans to open its first community clinic next week at a church in the Stop 6 neighborhood.

Dr. Sylvia Trent Adams, Chief Strategy Officer with UNT Health Science Center, says they’re still working on additional locations, including one in North Fort Worth near Meacham Airport.

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