TCU, Baylor Scott & White to host community COVID-19 vaccination site
Published on February 10, 2021
Texas Christian University, Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth and Tarrant County Public Health are collaborating to launch a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site. Appointments are required, and those receiving the vaccine will not need to leave their car.
TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium parking lots will serve as the location for the site. Staffing will be a collaboration of Baylor Scott & White Health and TCU. Baylor Scott & White Health employees will administer vaccines initially, with plans for support from faculty and students of TCU’s Department of Nursing and TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine underway.
“It's important that the TCU community be part of the solution to this damaging pandemic. We are proud to partner with other community leaders to extend our work in support of the greater good," said TCU Chancellor Victor J. Boschini Jr.
Officials plan for the TCU site to be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, beginning Saturday, Feb. 13, with 1,000 vaccines daily. Patients must have an appointment to be vaccinated. Officials expect to serve up to 2,500 residents a day at full capacity.
“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. “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.”
Baylor Scott & White Health will notify patients 48 hours before their appointment time. All patients must have an appointment; walk-ups or drive-ups without an appointment will be turned away.
The site will serve those who are registered for the COVID-19 vaccine through Tarrant County Public Health and/or those who are registered through Baylor Scott & White Health. In accordance with state and federal guidance, distribution priority includes those at the highest risk of severe illness from COVID-19 – those who fall into Phase 1A and 1B.
The TCU Department of Public Safety will manage traffic flow and outreach to area neighbors, supported by the City of Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Police Department.