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City of Glenn Heights and Parkland team up to offer COVID-19 vaccines

GLENN HEIGHTS – Through the coordinated efforts of Glenn Heights Mayor Pro Tem Sonja A. Brown, roughly two dozen residents of the City of Glenn Heights took advantage of the city’s partnership with Parkland Hospital this weekend. Most who came to the city’s Senior Center were administered a first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine with the remaining receiving their third dose.

It was an easy and in-an-out with no appointment needed and Parkland staff was on hand for questions.

State Representative (D-109) Carl O. Sherman whose district the event was held spoke briefly “In Glenn Heights only five percent of the people are vaccinated,” Sherman said. “We need more people to be protecting their communities and their families.”

The city’s new Senior Center is currently closed due to COVID-19, but Mayor Pro Tem Brown told those in attendance the city is still taking care of their seniors every day.

“Although closed we are still making sure we take care of our seniors,” Brown said. “Covid-19 shut us down right as we were about to ramp things us, but we still provide meals and do welfare checks regularly.”

Residents who took their first dose this past Saturday will be able to have their second dose administered in 21 days on October 2. The October 2 clinic is open to anyone wanting a first, second, or third dose.

The clinic is open to all and no registration is required. Children 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

About the City of Glenn Heights: The City of Glenn Heights was incorporated in 1969 and is located along IH-35 East. A hospitable, business friendly and rapidly growing community divided between Dallas and Ellis counties, Glenn Heights has a total area of 7.2 sq. miles.

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