The city of Fort Worth Code Compliance department partnered with the Fort Worth Fire Department to provide COVID-19 shots to kids ages 5 through 11 and their parents at the Bob Bolen Safety Complex, 505 W. Felix St., Jan. 31.
The two departments have been administering vaccinations at the Bob Bolen Safety Complex since early November 2021 and at the Wilkerson-Greines Activities Center, 5201 Ca Roberson Blvd., before that. Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson doses are available to the public, but Pfizer doses are the only ones approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for children 5 to 11.
City employees are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On average, the Bob Bolen Safety Complex administers 60 to 80 jabs a day with their highest recent number being 91 vaccines on Jan. 28. The busiest times for the centers are after school and work hours closer to the end of the day — 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
“We’ll be here as long as they need us to be,” Jessica Rosado, a Code Compliance employee, said. “As long as we keep receiving patients and they’re still willing to get the vaccine, we’re more than welcomed to be here.”
City workers will be canvassing different areas of the city each week and will be hosting two-day pop-up vaccine and testing clinics Fridays and Saturdays. A pop-up vaccine and testing clinic will be set up 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 4 and Feb. 5 at the North Tri-Ethnic Community Center, 2950 Roosevelt Ave., to better serve residents who cannot make time for their appointments during the week.
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