DALLAS — The City will end its operations at The Potter’s House vaccination hub after this week, Mayor Eric Johnson announced recently.
Saturday will be the final day of vaccinations at the hub, which has operated as a drive-through mega-hub since March 4. People who received their first doses of the Moderna vaccine at The Potter’s House will now be asked to get their second doses at the Fair Park vaccination hub.
Demand for first doses at The Potter’s House has declined significantly in recent weeks, and the City has begun to shift its strategy toward distributing vaccines at neighborhood-level events to target hard-to-reach and under-vaccinated populations.
As of the beginning of the week, the City had distributed a total of 30,727 first doses and 23,169 second doses at The Potter’s House. During a prior vaccination operation at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas Fire-Rescue had distributed 15,204 first doses and 14,564 second doses.
In late March, the operation peaked at about 2,000 doses each day at The Potter’s House hub. The daily first-dose numbers have dipped into the low hundreds in recent weeks, even after the City ended its pre-registration requirement.
The City is continuing its in-home vaccination program to reach homebound residents. To schedule an in-home vaccination, residents can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City will also announce further plans to distribute its allotment through pop-up vaccination events and other strategies in the near future. Mayor Johnson has also recorded public service announcements and called on residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
“The City of Dallas is not a public health authority, but we have been doing our part to ensure that we vaccinate as many of our residents as possible so we can help end this pandemic. I am grateful to The Potter’s House for helping provide space for those critically important efforts,” Mayor Eric Johnson said. “But while the days of the vaccine mega-hubs are coming to an end, COVID-19 is still a threat as long as the virus continues to spread and mutate. As we adopt new vaccination strategies, I encourage all of our residents to get one of these life-saving vaccines immediately. They are safe. They are effective. And it has never been easier to get immunized against this deadly virus.”
The City is currently distributing Moderna doses, which, unlike the Pfizer vaccine, is authorized for use only on adults age 18 and older.
For more information on the City’s COVID-19 response efforts and vaccines, please call (214) 670-INFO (4636) or visit DallasCityHall.com/COVID19.