Locals were seen lining up as the city and county of Dallas opened their first ‘mega’ COVID-19 vaccination site at Fair Park on Monday, where up to 2,000 are expected to get a jab each day.
The director of health services in Dallas County, Phil Huang, said they have a shipment of 6,000 vaccines for this week. He added however that over 14,000 people already signed up for the pre-registration.
Vaccinations will be administered by appointment, from Monday to Saturday, from 08:00 am to 05:00 pm local time, to people in 1A and 1B groups.
Phase 1A includes frontline health workers, while phase 1B designates those aged over 65, or those aged over 16 with a chronic medical condition that puts them at risk for severe illness.
“I think it’s helping everybody: community, the state, the country and the world,” said Steven Napier, a vaccine recipient.
Harold Roberts, who was also waiting in line to get a jab, said his wife had COVID-19 and was hospitalised for 10 days. ‘”So, we think it’s very important. So we wanted to do it as soon as the vaccine got out,” he commented.