MIDLAND, Texas (Nexstar) – Midland Health has decided to close its mass vaccination site at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena.
CEO Russell Meyers made the announcement Tuesday morning saying demand had dropped significantly, prompting them to consider other options.
“We are experiencing a significant slow-down in the people signing up to be vaccinated,” Meyers said and noted they plan to continue their efforts to educate residents on the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.
Meyers gave thanks to those who volunteers their time at the mass vaccination site and said they have delivered about 89,000 doses of the vaccine.
Those who receive their first dose at the Horseshoe will not receive an appoint to go to United Supermarkets for the second dose.
But, Midland Health’s effort to vaccinate residents is not over.
Meyers says they are now working with a variety of groups to distribute more doses moving forward.
“It is going to pivot to single-day events wherever we can get a gathering of people who are willing to be vaccinated,” The CEO said Tuesday morning.
The Hospital says they have been working with local employers, community groups and have plans to reach out to churches and other organizations moving forward.