North Texans who may have been impacted by the winter storm got some much-needed help at a drive-thru event Saturday at Mountain View College in Dallas.
NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 partnered with the Chris Howell Foundation and Dallas County Commissioner Elba Garcia for the event.
Leaders said urging people to register for the waitlist will help them in planning for future allocation of more doses once they’re available.
Dr. Elba Garcia said unity is key while fighting COVID-19 and that the steps needed include getting people educated with reliable information, registered, and vaccinated.
So far officials with the Texas Department of State Health Services say more than two million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Texas. The call is for businesses and employers to encourage and even help eligible people to sign up for the vaccination.
“We need to change the formula if we want to get out of this pandemic and resume a normal way of life,” said Dallas County Commissioner Elba Garcia.
The hope is everyone signs up for vaccinations, regardless of which group is currently getting the vaccine so that the county gets a better understanding of what the real demand is, since the concern is having supply meet demand.
New numbers from Dallas County show Latinos make up only 16% of the county’s vaccine registrations, despite making up 41% of the population.
Latino community leaders like County Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia say more outreach efforts, like a registration drive in Oak Cliff, are needed.
“The Latino community and the African American community have been hurt the most,” said Garcia.
Commissioner Elba Garcia, Chair of the Dallas County DWI Taskforce, is hosting a virtual DWI Press Conference on Wednesday, November 18th at 9AM via Facebook live to remind the public that drinking and driving will not be tolerated in Dallas County.
We want to remind the citizens of Dallas County about the dangers that arise from drinking and driving and precautions we can take to ensure the safety of our family and friends during the holiday season.
Every year, thousands of lives are lost and even more lives are severely impacted because of irresponsible drunk drivers. Let us do our part, spread the word and encourage each other to make good decisions and stay safe during the holidays.
Join our 2020 Dallas County DWI Press Conference via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/DallasDWITaskForce
La Comisionada Elba García, Presidenta del Comité de DWI (no manejar intoxicado) del Condado de Dallas, estará dando una conferencia de prensa virtual sobre DWI, el miércoles 18 de noviembre a las 9 a.m. a través de Facebook en vivo para recordarle al público que en el Condado de Dallas no se tolerará el manejar intoxicado.
Queremos recordarles a los ciudadanos del Condado de Dallas sobre los peligros que surgen al beber y conducir y las precauciones que podemos tomar para garantizar la seguridad de nuestra familia y amigos durante las festividades de Acción de Gracias, Navidad y Año Nuevo.
Cada año, se pierden miles de vidas y aún más vidas se ven gravemente afectadas debido a los conductores ebrios e irresponsables. Hagamos nuestra parte, corramos la voz y animémonos unos a otros a tomar buenas decisiones y mantenernos seguros durante esta temporada festiva.
Únase a nuestra Conferencia de Prensa del 2020 de DWI del Condado de Dallas a través de nuestra pagina de Facebook en: https://www.facebook.com/DallasDWITaskForce