Federal government will expand COVID vaccine site in Dallas, open site in Arlington
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North Texas faces the largest injection of COVID-19 vaccines after federal officials announced on Wednesday that the government would help operate two massive vaccination sites in Dallas and Arlington.
The location in Dallas will be in Fair Park. The Arlington facility is located in the AT&T Stadium.
Details were still rare on Wednesday. However, previous statements by Governor Greg Abbott suggested the sites could vaccinate up to 6,000 people a day for eight weeks.
The federal government is also expected to open a super-site in Houston, officials said. Federal funds should be on site by Feb.22, officials said.
“Together, these locations will be able to fire more than 10,000 rounds per day,” said Jeff Zients, COVID-19 coordinator for the Biden administration. We are immediately deploying federal teams to work hand in hand with the state and local jurisdiction. “
Vaccination efforts in Texas and across the country have been faltering from the start, largely due to a lack of supply versus overwhelming demand. Individual states and providers have faced their own challenges.