Governor Abbott, FEMA launch community vaccination hubs in Dallas, Houston

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Posted at 10:58 AM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 11:58:50-05

Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)will be establishing COVID-19 vaccination sites in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston areas.

Each vaccination site will be located at AT&T Stadium, Fair Park, and NRG Stadium to support vaccination efforts in underserved areas.

The sites will be operated by FEMA with the state of Texas through the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and local officials.

Preparations and buildout of these locations are currently underway and the sites are expected to be open to eligible members beginning February 24, 2021. Registration details for appointments at these locations will be announced soon.

"These mass community sites will allow us to expand access to COVID-19 vaccinations in underserved communities and help us mitigate the spread of the virus," said Governor Abbott. "Thank you to our partners at FEMA for working with the State of Texas to establish these vaccination sites and help us protect our most vulnerable."

The state will closely monitor vaccine uptake at each site and will work with local and federal partners to make real-time decisions to best utilize additional vaccines that are available.