With more COVID-19 vaccines slated to arrive in Texas, a series of events across northern Texas this weekend aimed to help people register if they were interested in getting a vaccination.
Kathryn Bazan of East Dallas Greater Good said the cars were lined up in front of the Casa View Christian Church in Dallas about an hour and a half before the official start of their event on Saturday morning. It was set up as a thoroughfare so people could stay in their cars when they got help registering for a vaccine.
“The zip code of 75228 is one of our areas in East Dallas with a large Latino population. So it was important for us to focus on this area, especially because it is one of the hardest hit areas in our community, ”said Bazan. “We are providing support in English and Spanish for today’s registration.”
According to Bazan, 200 people were registered at the end of their event.
According to the Texas Department of Health, Texas is slated to receive more than 401,000 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by the week of February 8. 358 vendors in 135 Texas counties are receiving vaccination doses.
Of these, vaccine providers in North Texas will receive a total of 110,825 first doses next week.
In central Dallas, volunteers delivered flyers to residents of an apartment complex to help people at home. The flyers provided information on where to register online. If you are interested, you can register in person nearby.
Cynthia McCoy was surprised to hear someone at her door early Saturday morning, but said the personal distribution was helpful.
“We will definitely take the necessary steps to get the vaccine. We have really been waiting for this, ”said McCoy. “[The volunteer] went through everything. He was very knowledgeable about what he was telling us and he gave me information in hand to show my husband because he is not here right now. “
For more information on North Texas vaccine waiting lists and registration pages, please visit here.