Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth will become a mass vaccination center, according to a plan announced by Denton County Judge Andy Eads late Friday.
The county plans to vaccinate 10,000 people a day at a drive-through vaccination site at the racetrack starting on Tuesday, Eads said.
That would make it the largest hub in North Texas
Until now, the county has set up smaller vaccination centers in a high school parking lot and at First Baptist Church in Lewisville.
“I think it’s very symbolic, actually, that we’re crossing the finish line here on COVID at Texas Motor Speedway, so we appreciate TMS for all they’ve done,” Eads said.
The judge said people don’t need to be from Denton County to get a vaccine but they do need a reservation.
It starts Tuesday morning and will run for at least several days. What happens after that will depend on supply, Eads said.