Community Vaccination Center in Arlington Successfully Completes Mission with nearly 140,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Shots Provided Over Eight Weeks
By Susan Schrock, Office of Communication
Posted on April 22, 2021, April 22, 2021

Community Vaccination Center

Editor's Note: This article, originally published April 19, was updated April 22 to reflect new Tarrant County Public Health vaccination data. 

After operating seven days a week for eight weeks, the Community Vaccination Center in Arlington provided its final doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to residents on Monday, April 19.

The Community Vaccination Center, operated by FEMA and the 1st Marine Logistics Group in partnership with the Arlington Fire Department, American Medical Response and Texas Department of Emergency Management, provided more than 131,000 first-dose and second-dose Pfizer vaccine shots and over 7,000 single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine shots to residents since opening in late February. Vaccines were provided to people registered through Tarrant County Public Health.

Though the large-scale vaccination operations in Arlington have ended, numerous options are available for residents seeking COVID-19 vaccines through doctor’s offices, pharmacies, and other providers. Vaccine Finder is an online tool that helps you find pharmacies and other locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines near you. Click here to visit the Vaccine Finder website.

As of March 29, 2021, the COVID-19 vaccine is now available to anyone over the age of 16 in Texas. Click here to register with Tarrant County to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. As of April 21, more than 1 million COVID-19 vaccines had been administered countywide and at least 17 percent of residents in the county were fully vaccinated, according to Tarrant County Public Health.

The Arlington Fire Department, which also ran its own emergency COVID-19 mass vaccination center before the Community Vaccination Center opened, will continue its vaccination efforts by visiting churches, the residences of people who are homebound and other locations in communities that are underserved or have socially vulnerable populations. Those community efforts are on pause during a federal review of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

Earlier this month, Gov. Greg Abbott authorized Community Vaccination Centers in the State, including the one in Arlington, to continue operations through May 18. Arlington’s Center, which was not the only large-scale vaccination site operating in Tarrant County, said the demand for vaccines is not great enough to necessitate the 30-day extension from the original April 19 end date. The CVC Support Personnel that were extended at the request of the State of Texas are moving to support vaccinations at the Hurst Convention Center.

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