‘North Texas should not be punished’: Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins chides state for cutting COVID vaccines
The state is penalizing tens of thousands of people waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine after slashing the number of doses it sent to North Texas’ two largest counties, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said Monday.
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services last week announced it would dramatically reduce the number of shots it sent Dallas and Tarrant counties as the federal government was set to open sites here that will vaccinate 126,000 people.
Jenkins said the cut means Texans from across the state will have to wait at least three weeks for a chance at being vaccinated in either Dallas or Tarrant counties.
That’s because the shots for North Texas from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the next three weeks are reserved for the region’s most vulnerable residents in…