Dallas announces locations of COVID vaccine registration sites
The city of Dallas announced on Thursday nearly a dozen grocery stores, recreational centers, and other places where people can get help signing up for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccines are currently only administered by appointment after registration with Dallas County. While anyone can register, the state has stated that anyone 65 years of age or older or 16 years and older with a serious illness will qualify for a vaccine. Those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as residents and long-term care facility workers, are also eligible.
The popup registration pages are to be placed on a list that can be booked for an appointment for a shot at a mass vaccination site supervised by Dallas County at Fair Park. However, depending on availability, people may be redirected to other locations in the city to receive the vaccine. Individuals must register online to get the vaccine or call the registration hotline at 469-749-9900. It is unclear how long people will have to wait for the vaccine after registering.
COVID-19 vaccine registration sites are the latest idea to fill the gap in inequalities such as lack of internet access and other resources that lead to low vaccination rates among residents of Dallas’ most vulnerable communities, most of which are in the southern area of the city City.
One location, the TR Hoover Community Development Center, opened Tuesday as a temporary center for vaccine registration. Another, Harry Stone Recreation Center in Far East, Dallas, opened on Wednesday, and a third at Pollo Campero in Ledbetter took place on Thursday afternoon. The rest will be open the rest of this week and next. Community organizers helped put the events together.
Most of the temporary vaccination registration centers are located below Interstate 30. Three of the locations in South and Far East Dallas open weekly for registrations.
Mayor Eric Johnson ordered the sites to be set up last week after rejecting requests from six councilors asking the city administrator for laptops and other supplies to help with person registration. He said the city needs to use data to determine which areas it needs most.
The Dallas Emergency Management Office identified 14 postcodes in underrepresented communities where they were most needed. The city used data from research firm Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, which identified the most vulnerable areas based on internet and computer access and the effects of COVID-19.
The websites are in five of the 14 postcodes. There is also a location, the Goldmark Cultural Center, in the far north of Dallas, in a sixth zip code that is near one of the 14 identified but not on the list.
Here are the locations of the locations and the days and hours of operation:
Far North Dallas
- Goldmark Cultural Center, 13999 Goldmark Drive; Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Far East Dallas
- Harry Stone Leisure Center, 2403 Millmar Drive; 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. February 2nd; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. February 3; 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. February 4th
- Owenwood Farm & Neighboring Room, 1451 John West Road; Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
West Oak Cliff
- Supermercado Monterrey, 1120 S. Westmoreland Road; 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. February 1st and 2nd
- Savers cost plus, 1610 S Westmoreland Road; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. February 5; 2 to 6 p.m. February 6
- Arturo Salazar Elementary School, 1120 S. Ravinia Drive; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. February 6
- TR Hoover Community Development Center, 5106 Bexar Street, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Dallas Bethlehem Center, 4410 Leland Ave .; Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Pleasant Oaks Leisure Center; 8701 Greenmound Ave .; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. January 31
- Dallas Executive Airport; 5303 Challenger Drive; Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The 14 postcodes of Dallas are the cities with most needing registration pages: