Dallas County’s top physician says the biggest challenge facing the county in the fight against COVID-19 is that vaccines are being linked to hesitation and determining how to reach people who still have Have not taken the shot.
According to the latest data, 49.3% of Dallas County residents age 16 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins Tweeted on Tuesday.
While the Fair Park site continues to vaccinate thousands of people a day, fewer than 1,000 people showed up for their first dose on Monday.
Huang said the county is trying to figure out how to deal with the vaccine’s hesitation and what efforts should be made.
While county leaders praised the success of the Fair Park site, they said the data would like to see what other vaccination programs are working on and mimic that success.
Dallas County Commissioner JJ Koch said, “Our out-muscle muscle – whether it’s the vaccine going door-to-door or community-to-community – I don’t flex that muscle in us.” “We are testing now.”
Dallas County Commissioner Drs. “We really know where Dallas County is, we need to measure all the results of the partnership,” said Elba Garcia, echoing similar comments made by Commissioner John Willie Price.
Jenkins said that determining what would be a struggle for community leaders around the country.
“We’re going to have a little trial and error here in Dallas County, North Texas and the United States, but as we look at things, we’ll do more of those things,” he said.
According to Jenkins, the county is working on programs that would target people who are more hesitant to get the vaccine.
One of those programs involves targeting white evangelical Christians, he said. A vaccination clinic is planned for May 16 at the Dallas Mega-Church First Baptist.
Jenkins said other plans include nighttime pop-up clinics at Deep Ellum, which reach more young people.
“They may not have received the pill that night but it may have led to a conversation at dinner park or CVS after a week or two,” Jenkins said.
Jenkins and Huang said that while it is important that it is easier than ever to take this shot, it is now readily available at supply hub sites and neighborhood pharmacies.
“Every vaccination makes us a little bit safer and the sooner we get vaccinated, the better it is for you and everyone else,” Jenkins said.