COVID-19 vaccination site opens at Ridgmar Mall
Published on April 22, 2021
The University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) at Fort Worth and Tarrant County opened a new COVID-19 vaccination site at Ridgmar Mall. The site will be located in space formerly occupied by H&M Clothing and operate from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday to make available evening hours to people who are unable to get vaccinated during the day.
People who wish to receive their vaccine at Ridgmar Mall or another HSC-Tarrant County location can choose the day and time of their appointment through a new registration portal.
The new vaccination site is part of a collaboration between HSC and Tarrant County to expand access to the vaccine in historically underserved and hard-to-reach communities. Two other vaccine sites have already opened at Brighter Outlook Inc., 4910 Dunbar St., a facility operated by the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in southeast Fort Worth, and at the Saginaw Recreation Center, 633 W. McLeroy Blvd. in northern Tarrant County.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price called the new vaccination site “terrific news” for residents west and southwest of Fort Worth and a great example of HSC and Tarrant County’s collaborative efforts to create more opportunities to get shots in arms.
“Everyone has a busy schedule with work and family obligations, but by creating more options for appointment times and locations, HSC is helping to remove the obstacles that may be keeping people in our community from getting their vaccine,” Price said.
With the opening of the Ridgmar Mall site, HSC anticipates building the capacity to administer more than 10,000 doses each week.
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