More mass vaccination sites opening
The Biden administration is partnering with Texas to help open new mass vaccination sites in Houston, Dallas and Arlington. White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients said those areas are some of the hardest hit by the pandemic. The sites are NRG Stadium in Houston, home of the Houston Texans, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, where the Dallas Cowboys play, and Ferris Plaza Park in Dallas.
Together, these sites will be capable of administering more than 10,000 shots in arms a day, and will begin operating the week of Feb. 22.
Additionally, the administration will open two community vaccination centers in New York to help underserved communities.
The sites, which will open the week of Feb. 24, will be located at York College in Queens and at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said at a press briefing. Each site will be able to administer 3,000 shots a day, which will come directly from the federal government.
The announcements follow the news from last week that the administration will be helping California open two mass vaccination sites in Oakland and Los Angeles.
President Biden said the Federal Emergency Management Agency would help states open 100 such sites within his first 30 days.