AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Dallas is one of two locations in Texas where a COVID-19 vaccination “super site”, operated in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, could open soon.
According to Gov. Greg Abbott, the locations in Dallas and Houston would be open every day and operate for eight weeks, handling up to 6,000 shots per day. The governor said adding more sites is possible, but his office did not immediately release further details, including whether that meant Texas would get more vaccine doses or if those sites would pull vaccine from other areas.
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Texas is working with FEMA to create some Super Sites for vaccinations.
Initially it would likely be 2 sites with 5000-6000 additional vaccinations per day, 7 days a week for 8 weeks.
It would likely start in Houston & Dallas — with possible expansion to other locations.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) February 8, 2021
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The Texas news comes a week after California partnered with FEMA to open two mass vaccination centers under President Joe Biden’s push to create 100 such sites nationwide in 100 days.
According to state health officials, nearly 2.5 million Texans have received at least one dose of vaccine, and nearly 780,000 are fully vaccinated. As of Sunday, Texas had 9,652 COVID-19 patients in hospitals and a death toll of 38,643.
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