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Fair Park COVID-19 Vaccination Hub Remains Closed Due to Freezing Temperatures

Those who have yet to receive the second dose of the vaccine will be prioritized

Work is underway Monday morning to prepare the Fair Park COVID-19 vaccination clinic for large volumes of people.
NBC 5 News

Due to sub-zero temperatures, the Fair Park vaccination hub will remain closed through Saturday, Feb. 20.

Dallas County is working to give the second dose to residents in the six-week time frame after the first dose that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said in a release that once the hub reopens, there will be a sufficient supply of the vaccine to ensure those needing their second dose receive it.

As a result, only individuals needing a second dose will be vaccinated until further notice upon reopening.

Those most delayed in receiving their second dose will be prioritized.

Want to Get on a Vaccine Waitlist?

County health departments have launched waitlists for adults 16 years old and over.

You can register to recieve the vaccination in Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties. Links are below:

Waitlist Links: Collin - Search Waitlist | Dallas | Denton | Tarrant

You do not need to be a resident of the county to register for a COVID-19 vaccine in that county -- registration is open to anyone in Texas. For those without internet access, Tarrant County is also taking registrations by phone at 817-248-6299. In Dallas County, call the DCHHS vaccine hotline at 1-855-IMMUNE9 (1-855-466-8639). In Denton County, call 940-349-2585.

For a more detailed breakdown of who is included in each priority group in Texas, see this page from the Texas DSHS.

COVID-19 Vaccines

In Texas, the COVID-19 vaccines are currently available to anyone over the age of 12. The vaccines are still not approved for children younger than 12 however -- those trials are ongoing.

Once vaccinated, people who received either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines are expected to get some level of protection within a couple of weeks after the first shot, but full protection may not happen until a couple of weeks after the second shot. For those who receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine -- there is only one shot needed. Even when fully vaccinated, it's still possible to become infected by the virus since none of the vaccines offer 100% protection from infection. With that in mind, even if you've been vaccinated it's still a good idea to wear a mask and keep some separation between strangers or those whose vaccination status is unclear.

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