Dallas County is also a large vaccination hub, according to the state, that must follow certain guidelines. “While we ask hub providers to ensure vaccine reaches the hardest hit areas and populations, solely vaccinating people who live in those areas is not in line with the agreement to be a hub provider,” the state’s letter read.

The state when on to say that if Dallas County does not follow the guidelines, then Texas would be forced to cut the county’s vaccine allotment and that the county would no longer be considered a large hub.

“They have us down for 9,000 doses for next week, and if they don’t hear about us having this resolved, then they will either definitely cut back, or I guess, cancel our dose,” said Dr. Philip Huang, director of Dallas County Health and Human Servies.

Dallas County commissioners held an emergency meeting Wednesday evening to address the problem.

They ultimately decided to rescind the order to make sure vaccination efforts in the area were not affected.

“We need to work at ways to increase getting vaccines into those high spread and underserved communities, but we’ve got to do that in a way that does not discriminate against everyone who signs up because we are a state vaccination center,” Judge Jenkins said.

Commissioners plan to meet again soon to figure out how to better reach disadvantaged communities, while remaining compliant with state guidelines.

They also talked about ways to make the process more transparent.

Caroline Vandergriff contributed to this report.