Denton County cancels Thursdays vaccination clinic at Texas Motor Speedway due to weather – The Dallas Morning News

Posted: February 12, 2021 at 5:31 am

Thursday afternoons vaccine mega hub at Texas Motor Speedway has been canceled due to the likelihood of inclement weather, Texas Motor Speedway officials said Tuesday.

Denton County and TMS have been in contact with the National Weather Service since Monday. With a forecast predicting freezing temperatures and a chance of freezing rain and sleet in the early-morning hours, organizers made the decision to postpone.

We do not want to bring our residents out on icy roads or have our crews and volunteers working in below-freezing weather, Denton County Judge Andy Eads said in a news release.

Those who would have had appointments Thursday will be scheduled for Friday afternoon. Denton County Public Health plans to administer approximately 3,000 second doses of the Moderna vaccine, as well as 4,500 first doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

The appointment-only clinics hours will be noon to 4:30 p.m. Friday; originally, the clinic was set for all day.

Appointment times will be sent by Wednesday evening via email and text message to individuals awaiting their second dose, as well as those next on the Vaccine Interest Portal waitlist for first-dose scheduling.

We are hopeful the weather will be more cooperative Friday for a safe, efficient and effective vaccine clinic, Matt Richardson, director of the county health department, said in the release.

Additional appointments will be scheduled for next week at the TMS vaccination hub, which Denton County plans to operate weekly, a spokeswoman said Monday.

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