North Texas Physicians to Host Facebook Live: Understanding the Science Behind COVID-19 Vaccines

Tune in tonight at 7:00pm on the North Texas Medical Society Coalition Facebook Page for another great live discussion with your community physicians. This week, Dr. Mark Casanova (Dallas County Medical Society) and Dr. Bryan Johnson (Collin-Fannin County Medical Society) will host Dr. Gregorio Gomez from the University of Houston College of Medicine for a conversation on the science behind the COVID-19 vaccines.

Tarrant County COVID-19 Activity – 01/13/21


COVID-19 Positive cases: 183,080

COVID-19 related deaths: 1777

Recovered COVID-19 cases: 130,469

Data from Tarrant County Public Heath’s (TCPH) report of COVID-19 activity in Tarrant County, updated Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Find more COVID-19 information from TCPH here.

*These data are provisional and are subject to change at any time.

Deaths and recovered cases are included in total COVID-19 positive cases.

Tarrant County Opens Vaccine Mega Site, Hopes to Vaccinate Thousands a Day

A new COVID-19 vaccination site was opened in Tarrant County on Tuesday. This new locations, which is hosted at the Hurst Conference Center, has the goal of immunizing 2000 individuals per day. At of yesterday, 23,000 individuals have received their initial COVID-19 vaccination through Tarrant County Public Health.

For more information about the site or to find out if you qualify to register for the vaccine, you can read the Star-Telegram’s article on the topic here.

COVID-19 Therapeutic Infusion Centers In Fort Worth, Irving

Governor Greg Abbott announced Saturday that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) has established two new COVID-19 therapeutic infusion centers in Fort Worth and Irving. The infusion centers began accepting patients on January 11 and have been provided with Regeneron’s monoclonal antibodies and bamlanivimab to treat outpatient cases of COVID-19 who meet certain criteria and who have a referral from a hospital or doctor. You can find the referral form here

The infusion centers have been established through a partnership with TDEM and the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council.  

“Increasing access to COVID-19 therapeutic treatments is a proven strategy to reduce hospitalizations and save lives,” said Governor Abbott. “I thank our partners from the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council for working with the State of Texas to establish these infusion centers. Together, we will continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and keep our communities safe.”  

These two new infusion centers are the latest to be launched by the State of Texas. Previous centers have been established in El PasoLaredoHarlingen, and Austin to help communities combat COVID-19 and reduce hospitalizations. 

If your hospital is having difficulty administering COVID-19 therapeutics due to staffing or space restrictions, please contact the NCTTRAC EMCC at NCTTRAC_EMCC@ncttrac.org to discuss sharing your supply of Bamlanivimab or Regeneron monoclonal antibody treatments with the Regional Infusion Centers.

Tarrant County COVID-19 Activity – 01/06/21

COVID-19 Positive cases: 165,288

COVID-19 related deaths: 1561

Recovered COVID-19 cases: 118,933

Data from Tarrant County Public Heath’s (TCPH) report of COVID-19 activity in Tarrant County, updated Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Find more COVID-19 information from TCPH here.

*These data are provisional and are subject to change at any time.

Deaths and recovered cases are included in total COVID-19 positive cases.

Tarrant County COVID-19 Activity – 01/04/21


COVID-19 Positive cases: 159,931

COVID-19 related deaths: 1542

Recovered COVID-19 cases: 116,035

Data from Tarrant County Public Heath’s (TCPH) report of COVID-19 activity in Tarrant County, updated Monday, January 4, 2021. Find more COVID-19 information from TCPH here.

*These data are provisional and are subject to change at any time.

Deaths and recovered cases are included in total COVID-19 positive cases.

COVID-19 Vaccine Available for Physicians and Staff

The North Texas Medical Society Coalition, comprised of the medical societies of Dallas, Denton, Collin-Fannin, Grayson, and Tarrant counties, is pleased to announce that initial appointments are now available for physicians and their staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This program is a collaboration between the North Texas Medical Society Coalition and Kroger Health, Tom Thumb/Albertsons, Brookshire’s, and Brookshire Brothers pharmacies of North Texas.

Any North Texas physician or office staff member who is otherwise unable to obtain the vaccine may utilize this program.

If you qualify but did not receive the email, you can contact Allison Howard at ahoward@tcms.org.

Tarrant County COVID-19 Activity – 12/29/20

COVID-19 Positive cases: 145,279

COVID-19 related deaths: 1448

Recovered COVID-19 cases: 106,644*

Data from Tarrant County Public Heath’s (TCPH) report of COVID-19 activity in Tarrant County, updated Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Find more COVID-19 information from TCPH here.

*These data are provisional and are subject to change at any time.

Deaths and recovered cases are included in total COVID-19 positive cases.

COVID-19 Vaccines for East Tarrant County Frontline Healthcare Workers

*Update 12/31/20 – This clinic is currently out of vaccines but hopes to receive more shipments at a later date.*

The City of Arlington/Arlington Fire Department is actively planning to start COVID-19 vaccinations, beginning this week at the Arlington Convention Center.  

This morning they received doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. 

The City of Arlington/Arlington Fire Department, in cooperation with Tarrant County Public Health, will provide vaccinations to first responders and frontline healthcare providers who work or live in Arlington, Bedford, Colleyville, Dalworthington Gardens, DFW Airport, Euless, Grapevine, Hurst, Kennedale, Mansfield and Pantego. 

The registration site is https://arlington.saferestart.net/

Health care providers and first responders arriving for a vaccination will need to provide an ID that identifies their current association with a healthcare organization. This will be required to receive the vaccine.

On-site registration will also be available but slightly more time consuming.

Vaccine site: Arlington Convention Center/Esports Stadium

1200 Ballpark Way

Arlington, TX 76011


Contacts:
Assistant Chief Gerald Randall email: Gerald.Randall@arlingtontx.gov

Deputy Chief James Boque email: james.boque@arlingtontx.gov

Tarrant County COVID-19 Activity – 12/23/20


COVID-19 Positive cases: 135,793

COVID-19 related deaths: 1389

Recovered COVID-19 cases: 99,752*

Data from Tarrant County Public Heath’s (TCPH) report of COVID-19 activity in Tarrant County, updated Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Find more COVID-19 information from TCPH here.

*These data are provisional and are subject to change at any time.

Deaths and recovered cases are included in total COVID-19 positive cases.