As Dallas strives for herd immunity, Jenkins also said residents should continue to wear masks and social distance whenever possible. Dallas County Health and Human Services is providing first dose vaccinations at Fair Park through Saturday. NEW: Dallas County Reports 244 New Positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases and 22 Deaths,Including 29 Probable Cases pic.twitter.com/rkneNfvKEa
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins continues to implore residents to register to get vaccinated. Today’s numbers bring the county’s overall total to 253,446 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 3,669 confirmed deaths since tracking began in March 2020.
“Almost 37% of eligible Dallas County residents have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and almost 21% are fully vaccine, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services,” Jenkins said. Health officials said the deaths included men and women who ranged in age from 40 to over 90.
The extension includes federal personnel who will continue to work at the sites. A request to extend federal supplies and doses of vaccines has not been granted and will be provided by the state of Texas. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has partially approved a request to continue operations at the vaccine sites through May 18 at the ESports Stadium in Arlington and Fair Park in Dallas.
FEMA approves request to continue vaccination site at Esports stadium — Clay Jenkins (@JudgeClayJ) April 8, 2021
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