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People with high-risk conditions given access to COVID-19 vaccine in Tarrant County


#Hundreds of people who make up the most vulnerable population in #Tarrant #County wasted no time #Wednesday getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

#Over the past couple of weeks, the vaccines have been distributed to frontline health care workers in #North #Texas, along with some first responders.

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#Now with #Phase 1B, the pool of eligibility in #Texas has expanded to people 65 years or older and those at least 16 years old who have a medical condition that puts them at greater risk of serious illness from COVID-19.

#Some of those underlying health conditions include cancer, serious heart conditions, kidney disease, #Type 2 diabetes, obesity, sickle cell disease, solid-organ transplantation, and pregnancy.

LINK: #Who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in #Texas

#Rain and cold weather did not stop people like #Jerry #Frazier and #Claudine #Orsetti from waiting in line at the #Esports #Stadium and #Expo #Center in #Arlington.

“I am smiling under this mask. #You can’t see it,” #Frazier said.

“#When we heard the news and see people dying it’s frightening and we want the protection for ourselves,” #Orsetti said.

#But the supply remains extremely limited. #Texas was promised 1.4 million doses for #December and as the month closes less than 50% of that stock has been registered as being received.

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#In #Tarrant #County, there are multiple ways to get the vaccine.

The #Arlington #Fire #Department is giving shots at the #Esports #Stadium. #Until they run out of their 3,000 #Moderna doses, it will be first-come-first-serve for those who are eligible.

“#It is a terrible virus. I understand the excitement and happiness of our senior citizens,” said #Chief #Don #Crowson with #Arlington FD.

#Tarrant #County has vaccination registrations on its website. #From there, people are assigned a clinic. #But it may take a day or more to get an appointment time.

LINK: #Where to get a COVID-19 vaccine in #Texas

JPS #Health #Network is also distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to those who are eligible but only to its current patients by appointment.

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“#We are all in this together. #Get it and we can get this over with. #Tray and get this under control,” said #Garry #Anderson, a #North #Texas senior citizen who received the shot #Wednesday.

“#We don’t have any second thought. #We want the vaccine and we are here,” #Orsetti added.

They were excited to get the vaccine but aware that it is not the end of the pandemic.

“I am still going to wash my hands. I am still going to wear my mask and watch my distance,” #Frazier said.

“#It’ll still give me a layer of protection, not total. I will still wear a mask and social distance to the best of my ability,” said #Carol #Anderson.

LINK: #Coronavirus continued coverage for #North #Texas



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https://www.fox4news.com/news/people-with-high-risk-conditions-given-access-to-covid-19-vaccine-in-north-texas

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