The Southern Methodist University community received an email stating that SMU’s community partner, Methodist Health System (MHS), would be conducting an early rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.
Beginning on March 29, all adults in Texas will be eligible to receive the vaccine. The MHS sign-up filled up within an hour of being sent out for appointments that were scheduled to begin next week.
Appointments were scheduled Monday-Friday between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. All appointments that were scheduled through the pilot phase were at the Methodist Dallas Medical Center at 1441 N Beckley Ave.
Those who signed up for the vaccine will not know which shot they will get, but the announcement specifically referenced both the Pfizer vaccine and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. There are age requirements with those not over 16-years-old being able to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and 18-years-old for the Johnson & Johnson shot, according to the email.
Any community member who has received a vaccine is encouraged to self-report using the university’s webpage.