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On Monday, survivors of the Second World War, a retired commercial aircraft pilot and a hotel room service manager were among the first North to receive COVID-19 vaccination at the first large vaccination site in Dallas County, Texas Texans.
The Fair Park base is a partnership between the City of Dallas and Dallas County, which aims to vaccinate up to 2,000 people daily based on availability. As the country shifted its focus from a smaller distribution site to a “hub”
The website is open to everyone in North Texas. But people must register online to get the vaccine, and the vaccine is still limited in supply. On Monday, people received the first of the two doses needed to effectively prevent the coronavirus.
In Texas, first-line health care workers, people over 65 years of age or people with major health problems are eligible for the vaccine. However, the uneven deployment made Texans feel confused and desperate, hoping to find opportunities. The Fair Park queuing staff reported that they had signed contracts with various pharmacies and agents.
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said: “This is indeed the last battle in the COVID-19 battle.”
On Monday, outside the tower, hundreds of people lined up in the cold, wearing winter coats and blankets, where they were vaccinated and monitored for allergic reactions. They wear masks and face masks. They said there was no harm in shooting.
Davis Mosmeyer, 69, was one of the first to join the industry. He said he hopes to receive the vaccine so that he can hug his fourth grandson who is expected to arrive in March.
He said: “It’s a blessing.” “I just want to stay by my daughter’s second child when it comes.”
After several city council members worried that there were insufficient vaccine distribution points below Interstate 30 where Dallas’ most vulnerable residents tend to live, Fair Park was selected as the county’s first vaccination site. Officials say that establishing fair access to vaccines is a top priority for the region.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said that most of today’s shots are aimed at people over 75. Dallas County could not immediately provide demographic information about the people scheduled to attend appointments on Monday.