Tarrant County will host a series of events from March to May to help Texans register for the COVID-19 vaccine after Texas' decision to expand vaccine distribution to all adults is scheduled to go into effect Monday, March 29.
"Now that vaccines are open to all adults, we must do whatever we can to get Tarrant County residents registered," Tarrant County precinct 1 Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks said. "These events give us another opportunity to go out into our community and reach those who may have been overlooked or need help signing up."
Commissioner Brooks also acknowledged there is some hesitancy surrounding the vaccine.
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“There are legitimate concerns especially in the African American community that date back to a history of abuse of that community by the medical research establishment, but I am quick to point out to anybody who asks me…it’s important for African Americans to take this vaccine,” Brooks said. “This is not a conspiracy that is aimed at the African American community. We are asking all Americans to take the vaccine.”
The Tarrant County registration events are:
- March 25- 3 p.m to 7 p.m.: Tarrant County College South Campus: 5301 Campus Dr., Fort Worth, Tx. 76119
- March 31- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Tarrant County Charles F. Griffin Subcourthouse: 3500 Miller Ave., Fort Worth, Tx. 76119
- April 10- 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.: Texas Wesleyan University: 1201 Wesleyan St., Fort Worth, Tx. 76105
- April 12- 3 -7 p.m.: Samaria Baptist Church: 4000 E. Berry St., Fort Worth, Tx. 76105
- April 15- 3-7 p.m.: Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus East: 245 E. Belknap St., Fort Worth, Tx. 76102
- April 17- 11 a.m.-3 pm.: Tarrant County College Trinity River Campus East: 245 E. Belknap St., Fort Worth, Tx. 76102
- April 19- 3-7 p.m.: Como First Missionary Baptist Church: 5228 Goodman Ave., Fort Worth, Tx. 76107
- April 24- 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Los Pastores Panaderia: 3812 E. Rosedale St., Fort Worth, Tx. 76105
- April 26- 3-7 p.m.: Great Commission Baptist Church: 7700 McCart Ave., Fort Worth, Tx., 76133
- May 3- 3-7 p.m.: Baker Chapel AME: 1050 E. Humbolt St., Fort Worth, Tx. 76104
- May 8- time pending: Fiesta Supermarket: 4245 E. Berry St., Fort Worth, Tx. 76105
- May 10- 3-7 p.m.: First St. John Cathedral: 2401 E. Berry St., Fort Worth, Tx. 76105
- May 15- time pending: El Rancho Supermercado: 4812 South Freeway, Fort Worth, Tx. 76115
Individuals can also register online here.