Dr. David Kessler, who will have the title of chief science officer of COVID response, headed the FDA in the 1990s under presidents of both political parties.
Friday’s “one day only” rule change comes amid uncertainty and conflicting information across Dallas County about how to register for the vaccine and where to go.
State health officials who were expecting a big boost in coronavirus vaccine doses from the federal government next week will likely be disappointed: reports say the stockpile that Operation Warp Speed pledged to release this week does not exist.
Judge Chris Hill said the county has the worst ratio of doses received compared to population in the state.
The technology would allow individuals to obtain a copy of their immunization records through a digital wallet of their choice, such as Apple Wallet or Google Pay, while those without smartphones would receive paper printed with QR codes containing verifiable credentials.
The county’s message was that the mega site was by appointment only, at least initially focusing on those 75 and older or those with certain conditions.
Texas has administered more than one million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Denton County health department hopes to vaccinate 3,000 people Thursday in the first two priority groups.
Collin county announced Wednesday nearly 7,000 doses will be coming by next week. And it may be able to scale up to 6,000 per day by the end of the month.
A federal partnership with major chain pharmacies is expected to ramp up COVID-19 vaccine distribution and make the vaccine more widely available.
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said the government will change priorities for which states get more vaccine. The message is roll it out, and how much vaccine a state gets will now depend on how fast it’s getting used instead of population.
The World Health Organization’s chief scientist warned that even as numerous countries start rolling out vaccination programs to stop COVID-19, herd immunity is highly unlikely this year.
Tarrant County's health director hopes the Hurst site will eventually administer about 2,000 vaccinations per day.
The San Francisco 49ers offered up the use of Levi’s Stadium to Santa Clara County to help with the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations. It's just one of the stadiums that will open up for public use.
The Trump administration is asking states to speed delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to people older than 65 by no longer holding back the second dose of the two-dose shots.
Collin County Commissioners hope a planned COVID-19 vaccine mega center will be capable of vaccinating up to 6,000 people a day.
The mega-site opening is a step in the right direction. More sites are coming online, but the process is slow. And getting the vaccine into the hands of providers is even slower.
Gov. Greg Abbott toured the highly-successful COVID-19 vaccine site in Arlington Monday and gave an update on vaccination efforts across the state.
The pace of the vaccinations is expected to pick up but it will still be months or even a year before everyone who needs and wants one can get one.
Dallas County will start distributing the COVID-19 vaccine on a large scale Monday at a mega public vaccination site at Fair Park.