The Fair Park COVID-19 vaccine site (courtesy: Dallas County)


COVID-19 Bulletin (01/21/21)

Texas has threatened to cut off COVID-19 vaccine supplies if vulnerable ZIP codes are prioritized.

After the county commissioners court directed the health department to target vulnerable ZIP codes for vaccinations, the state has threatened to cut off supply if they follow through on the plan. The county has until Thursday morning to redirect their plan, state health officials say. The Dallas Morning News has more.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 3,469 new COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths. This is almost twice as many new cases as was reported yesterday.

Healthcare workers found that the state’s vaccination distribution registry was outdated and inaccurate, resulting in distribution locations panicking that their data had not been logged. The data will be used to measure how many doses of the vaccine a region receives, so the state is working quickly to fix the issue, the Texas Tribune reports.

Garland is launching a mass drive-through vaccination clinic that will be open on Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents must book an appointment and be in qualifying groups in order to be vaccinated, WFAA reports.


Keep me up to date on the latest happenings and all that D Magazine has to offer.