South Dallas residents hoping to get the COVID-19 vaccine can do so at South Oak Cliff High School beginning Saturday.
Principal Willie Johnson confirmed the school would be receiving doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine and that they would first offer the vaccine to teachers and members of the community that are 65 years or older.
“I’m excited about the opportunity but I’m not satisfied, let me say that again – I’m not satisfied until we are considered a consistent vaccination site," said Dr. Johnson.
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Dallas ISD District 5 Trustee Maxie Johnson said the area has been fighting for health equity and that he was excited the school will get 250 doses of the vaccine to distribute to members of the community.
"Your health is your first priority. You have to make the decision, the decision is yours. We registered over 700 people in 75216 as a trustee working with our community," Maxie Johnson said. "We've given you the opportunity. Please come and take the shot. Don't be fearful. Let's take the shot and let's take care of our health."
The vaccines will be administered by The Caring Foundation of Texas in the school's gymnasium from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., by appointment only. To receive the vaccine people will need to register at http://carevan.bookappt.link/oakcliff.
Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
Data from the Texas Department of State Health Services shows where COVID-19 vaccines have been sent around the state. Click on a marker to find out information about each location. Use the "plus" and "minus" signs below to zoom in and out of the map.
From the Texas DSHS: Availability of COVID-19 vaccines lilsted on this map are based on shipping information and reporting to the DSHS directly by facilities. Please contact providers in advance to confirm vaccination location and hours, that they have vaccine on hand and that you are eligible for vaccination at that site. Not all providers are vaccinating the public or people in all priority groups. Vaccine is available at no charge, regardless of insurance status.