Denton County Public Health Administers 250,000th COVID-19 Vaccine – Dallas-Fort Worth News 5
The vaccination clinics continue on Texas Motor Speedway, where up to 12,927 vaccines were administered in a single day on March 30, which is a new daily record according to Denton County Public Health. On the same day, Denton County Public Health also made the 200,000 vaccinations available on the speedway.
Denton County Public Health said on March 4, county officials commemorated Ruth Owens, a woman living in Little Elm, for receiving the 100,000th COVID-19 vaccine. She received her second dose of Moderna along with her husband Don and son Anthony. By Thursday, an estimated 476,500 people had registered on the Vaccine Interest Portal, and an estimated 453,000 people had been invited to an appointment by Thursday evening.
“These milestones are important as we continue to work diligently to make vaccinations available to everyone ages 16 and older,” said Andy Eads, Denton County judge. “It is important to us that you can get the COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as possible in an efficient manner to respect your time.” For information on the COVID-19 vaccines, which are mostly Pfizer with some Moderna, please visit DentonCounty.gov/COVID19vaccine.
A few days later, more than 10,970 people were vaccinated in a single day, Denton County Public Health said. On February 26, Denton County vaccinated 10,000 people in less than nine hours and set its first daily record with the help of staff and volunteers from across the region.
Denton County Public Health says anyone with transportation needs should call 940-243-0077 as soon as they receive a text message, email, or phone notification of their vaccination appointment. Denton County also worked with the Denton County Transportation Authority, SPAN Inc., and Rotary Clubs to provide transportation to the Texas Motor Speedway for those in need.
Individuals can ride DCTA shuttles at two locations, the DCTA Downtown Transit Center at 604 East Hickory Street in Denton or Hebron Station at 952 Lakeside Circle in Lewisville, which are closest to their scheduled time at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. , 12 p.m. or 2 p.m. “We continue to work diligently to make the vaccine available to all residents,” said Judge Eads. “Our efforts would not be possible without the help of many community partners – from our volunteers to the many agencies that have provided the workforce to run these clinics.” All trips must be coordinated and booked with DCTA no later than 2:00 p.m. the day prior to a vaccination appointment, Denton County Public Health said.
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