City of Dallas to receive 4,875 doses of the Pfizer vaccine next week
The City of Dallas will receive 4,875 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from the State of Texas next week.
Like the 5,000 Moderna vaccine doses that the City of Dallas received this week, the Pfizer vaccines will be distributed to the public at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. City officials are working through logistical issues posed by distributing the Pfizer vaccine.
The city’s vaccine-distribution operations at the convention center began Thursday, and 1,171 residents received the first dose of their Moderna vaccine on the first day in an appointment-based, invitation-only system. In addition, the City of Dallas also distributed 258 second doses of the Moderna vaccine Thursday to its first responders.
“We are still working through some hiccups, which is to be expected in a large operation such as this one, but overall, the vaccination process has gone smoothly for our eligible residents,” said Mayor Johnson, who serves as the City’s Emergency Management Director. “The short supply of vaccines, combined with an overwhelming demand, has created significant issues across the country, but we are grateful to have the opportunity to help the federal, state, and county governments’ efforts to get as many people vaccinated as possible, as quickly as possible.”
Dallas Fire-Rescue will continue running the drive-through operations at the convention center for now. The Dallas Office of Emergency Management, led by Mayor Johnson’s Emergency Management Coordinator, Rocky Vaz, is coordinating requests for resources, volunteers, and other duties.
Those who are registered with Dallas County, the City’s contracted public health authority, and who are eligible to receive the vaccine at this stage will be contacted by the City of Dallas to make an appointment at the convention center.
Residents with technological challenges can call 214–671–4456 for assistance. The City is working to address a high call volume at the number.
For answers to frequently asked questions, the City has set up a vaccination website. Information about the locations of City-sponsored vaccination registration hubs can be found on the site.
Residents can also register for the vaccine wait list through DallasCountyCovid.org.