As the state continues distributing doses, seven more vaccination hubs are making their way to Dallas-Fort Worth according to a Dallas Morning News article from January 18th. In it they say:
“The number of coronavirus vaccination hubs across Texas will nearly triple this week as the state distributes about 70% more doses than it did one week ago.
In North Texas, the number of hubs will grow from six to 13 — including four in Collin County, where the county judge said last week that the number of vaccines that had been received wasn’t acceptable.
Across the state, there will be 77 vaccination hubs, an increase from 28 last week. In Dallas County, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and the Garland Health Department have been added. The Arlington Fire Department has been newly designated as a hub in Tarrant County.”
There are also changes in the way the vaccines will be distributed, this time with a focus on ZIP codes according to a WFAA 8 article from January 19th. In it they say:
“Aiming to correct what he says were too many shots going to constituents in his northern Dallas County district, Commissioner J.J. Koch on Tuesday advanced a proposal to give vaccine prioritization to 11 ZIP codes identified in county data as most affected by COVID-19.
Starting Monday, Feb. 1, priority will be given to people living in 75228, 75210, 75211, 75215, 75216, 75217, 75227, 75149, 75150, 75241, and 75243.
Koch says those ZIP codes were selected based off data from the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation vulnerability index.”
If you live in any of those zip codes, you may want to checkout what the nearest hub in your location is to get a slot for yourself and your family.