The parking lots at TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium will become a weekend COVID-19 vaccination site starting this Saturday.
Officials expect the site to vaccinate up to 2,500 people a day. It will be opened on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The site was announced by Chancellor Victor Boschini in an email to the TCU community. It will be a collaborative effort between the university, Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center, Fort Worth and Tarrant County Public Health.
“The new drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination location will provide a safe and fast way for people to receive their immunization,” said Vinny Taneja, Tarrant County Public Health director, in a news release. “Tarrant County Public Health and its partners have provided more than 135,000 vaccinations. Adding, Baylor Scott & White and TCU is a win for us all.”
The site will be drive-in and recipients will not have to leave their car to receive the vaccine. It will serve those who registered for the COVID-19 vaccine through Tarrant County Public Health and Baylor Scott & White Health, according to the news release.
Only people with appointments will be permitted to receive the vaccine.
“Vaccinations allow us to play offense – instead of defense – in the fight against COVID-19,” Boschini said in the email. “Our talented staff and clinical professionals have worked diligently to make this a smooth process so we can help protect the wider community.”
Baylor Scott & White employees will initially be administering the vaccines. Faculty and students of TCU’s Department of Nursing and the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine will also get the opportunity to help with the vaccinations.The state of Texas is allocating the vaccines to Tarrant County Public Health and Baylor Scott & White Health for the site. These are not part of the allocation given to TCU.
However, students and employees who register with TCU “will be put on a waitlist in priority order for any end-of-day vaccines that go unused due to appointment no-shows,” Boschini said in the email.
TCU students and employees are able to register for the vaccine through the Tarrant County Public Health site or through TCU’s registration site.
TCU has received 200 doses of the Moderna vaccine to vaccinate TCU Health Center staff and other campus members.
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The TCU community can find out more about the university’s partnership with Baylor Scott & White Health on the TCU website.
Correction: Faculty and students from the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine are expected to assist with the vaccination clinics. An early version misstated which medical school would helping.