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Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has expanded COVID-19 vaccination efforts to include three treatment locations, where wait times have been reduced, according to a county spokesperson. 

Residents can sign up for vaccines through a new online portal. The initial online registration process takes around 30 minutes, said county spokesperson Brian Murnahan, and the average wait time from registration to appointment is several weeks. Once registered individuals arrive for their appointment at one of three locations — ESports Center (1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington), Tarrant County Resource Connection (2300 Circle Dr), and the Hurst Conference Center (1601 Campus Dr) — the average wait time from arrival to release is just under 30 minutes.  

Tarrant County is partnering with Texas Health Resources, which manages 24 hospitals across North Texas, to provide additional vaccination locations. 

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“Please be sure to fill out the forms the best you can,” Murnahan continued. “Once you receive your confirmation, please sit tight, and we will reach out when it’s your turn. Please don’t call the hotline at 817-268-6299 unless you need help registering, as in you don’t have a computer and need help to get registered.”

Frontline health care workers, residents at long-term care facilities, individuals over 65, and people with one or more chronic medical conditions are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Nearly 2.5 million vaccine doses have been shipped to Texas health care centers, and 1.2 million Texans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to DSHS. 

As of Wednesday, TCPH has administered 47,754 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Tarrant County has 1,927 confirmed deaths from the virus, and 143,731 people have recovered, according to the county. Texas had reported a total of 32,844 confirmed deaths due to the virus, while the national COVID-19 death toll has topped 400,000.

COVID-19 inoculations have reached only 3% of the U.S. population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). President Joe Biden has pledged that 100 million Americans will be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus within the first 100 days of his administration. Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan includes hundreds of billions of dollars for expanding the vaccination effort.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Are appointments setup for 7.50pm. I Received one from Texas health at Hurst hospital. I live in Benbrook Tx. I am 78 and do not like driving that far away at night. What can I do

  2. …My wife and I at 75 years old, have underlying conditions and registered 3 weeks ago but have not received any sort of notification… How do we verify that you have our applications and/or find out where we stand on the wait list??? Other nearby counties offer this service…

  3. I registered three weeks ago and got my covid19 vaccine set up for tomorrow in Tarrant County. Took 3 weeks. But look at your phone ever night bc I got a text, an email to be there tomorrow. If I wasn’t paying attention I would have never known

  4. Waiting on 2d vaccine shot, both I and my wife got our 1st shots on 16 Jan 2021 at the same time, she has been notified of her 2d shot will be tomorrow 2 P.M. 13 Feb 2021. Can I please go with her again the same day and time to receive my 2d shot. I need her assistance for issues health issues I have. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

  5. I received my first COVID shot January 12 have not heard anything about my second one. Is there something I need to do to get this shot?

  6. I received my first shot at Globe Life Park on February 26 and should get my second shot on March 19. I have not received a call, text or email yet. If I don’t get contacted, can I just show up and get in line on the 19th?

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