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Stay updated on the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the Mesquite, TX community at www.cityofmesquite.com/Coronavirus.

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April 14, 2021 4:00 PM

Dallas County Health and Human Services Launches COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduler

DALLAS – Dallas County residents can now schedule a same-day or next-day appointment for their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park Community Vaccination Center through the Dallas County website. Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has transitioned from the registration waitlist to a vaccination scheduler now that vaccine supply has increased and the waitlist has been depleted. Additionally, residents who are 55 and older may receive a COVID-19 vaccination at Fair Park without an appointment or pre-registering on the website by going to Gate 10 or Gate 2 with a photo ID during operating hours.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said, “There is plenty of vaccine. What’s stopping you from getting yours this week?”

Dallas County residents can to go https://dallas-county.quickscreen.health/dallas-co#/screening to register and make an appointment for their vaccine. Individuals may also call 1-888-IMMUNE9 (855-466-8639) for an appointment. If individuals have previously registered on the DCHHS waitlist but have not yet been contacted, it is possible information was incorrectly captured and they should re-register for a same-day or next-day appointment. Dallas County is currently administering both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines at Fair Park but on separate days. For the vaccine calendar and daily operating hours, please visit https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/vaccine-landing.php.

“We recognize that there are people who are not able to pre-register for a vaccine appointment and are in need of other ways to get access to the vaccine. This system is intended to make the pathway to getting vaccinated easier for Dallas County residents. We urge everyone in Dallas County to get their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible,” added Dr. Philip Huang, Director of Dallas County Health and Human Services.

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April 8, 2021 3:00 PM

As a part of its Recovery Mesquite efforts to help the community move forward and onward from the impacts of the pandemic, the City of Mesquite continues the virtual Community Health Forum Series on April 8 at 7 p.m., with a focus on minority health issues as a part of National Minority Health Month.
Join the webinar at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88903991925 or by phone (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location) US: +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 436 2866. The webinar ID: 889 0399 1925.
The forum will feature panelists will be:
o Dr. Jaime A. Davidson, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Diabetes Touchstone Center, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center
o Dr. Laura Lee Hall, Ph.D., President of National Minority Quality Forum’s Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity.
The panelists are provided by the National Minority Quality Forum, a research and educational organization dedicated to ensuring that high-risk racial and ethnic populations and communities receive optimal health care. This nonprofit, nonpartisan organization integrates data and expertise in support of initiatives to eliminate health disparities.
City Manager Cliff Keheley will moderate the panel discussion and he said, “April is National Minority Health Month, so this forum is a good time to raise awareness about health issues that affect Mesquite’s diverse population as well as to encourage action through health education, early detection, and control of disease complications.”
Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/CommunityHealthForums for access to previous community health forum broadcasts.

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February 17, 2021 12:47 PM

Status Update on Fair Park Vaccine Operations: DALLAS – According to the National Weather Service, we will continue to experience below freezing temperatures through the remainder of the week. As a result, Fair Park vaccine operations will remained closed through Saturday, February 20. We are continuing to monitor the weather and are balancing the need to keep everyone safe against the urgency of timely administering the second doses of the vaccine. As soon as we can safely open again, we will.

We will have sufficient supply of the vaccine to ensure all those who received their first dose of the vaccine at Fair Park can receive their second dose. When we reopen, only those needing second doses will be seen until we catch up, and we will start with those who are most delayed in their second dose. Please be patient as there are many who need their second dose and we must space out individuals to ensure timely and safe delivery.

The CDC guidance is that second doses of the vaccine may be administered up to 6 weeks after the first dose. While we plan to accommodate those needing a second dose much sooner than that, please know that the CDC does allow for a 42-day timeframe.

For more information and to check for any weather related updates on Fair Park vaccine operations, please visit www.DallasCountyCovid.org

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