DALLAS — After receiving an updated weather briefing from the National Weather Service, Dallas County has made the decision to now close the Fair Park vaccine location on Sunday, February 14. We will now be closed Saturday, February 13 through Monday, February 15. We will be closely monitoring the weather situation and there may be additional closures after Monday.
We understand this is a frustrating situation for many who were hoping to receive their second dose of the vaccine on their scheduled date. With expected extreme weather conditions, including dangerously low temperatures and hazardous roadways, we must prioritize people’s safety. As soon as we can safely open again, we will.
We will have a 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. You will not lose your opportunity to receive your second dose, it will just be a few days delayed. We will prioritize shots next week based on the date individuals were supposed to receive their second dose. That means you may not receive your second dose on the exact date written on your vaccination card as that day may be scheduled with individuals who are beyond their vaccination due date, but you will receive your second shot as soon as possible.
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