Updated Jan. 22 to include information on Parker County vaccine hub.
Texas is switching up its vaccine rollout to reach more people: officials are now focusing on mass vaccination hubs instead of sending doses to many providers across the state.
The mass vaccine hubs are in many counties across Texas and you don’t have to be a resident in those counties to sign up.
Dallas, Tarrant and Denton counties are allowing people who are not residents to register to get vaccinated.
The hubs across Texas will be getting 158,825 doses this week, state officials said Sunday. Another 38,300 doses will go to other providers across the state.
Dallas County is offering vaccines to people who do not live in the county. The vaccine mega center opened Monday, Jan. 11 at Fair Park.
Right now, the vaccine is being offered to people in the 1A and 1B groups. The county is prioritizing residents who are 75 and older and to those with chronic illnesses.
More than 140,000 people have signed up for the vaccine using the Dallas County Health and Human Services website. Appointments are being scheduled.
”Just be patient. Sign up. We’ll get with you,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins added.
To register for the COVID-19 vaccine, you can visit the Dallas County Health and Human Services website here to register.
Denton County is allowing any person in 1A or 1B to register for the waitlist, no matter where they live.
The county’s mass vaccination clinics will be drive-thru by appointment only, which will be verified through a confirmation email or text.
To sign up, go to DentonCounty.gov/vaccine and select the Vaccine Interest Portal.
Community members with an appointment should arrive within their time slot, the county health department said.
Remain in your vehicle and wear a mask. If you are a part of Phase 1A, bring proof of employment.
Tarrant County open to residents from 10 counties
Tarrant County's mega-sites will only serve residents of these 10 counties: Ellis, Johnson, Hood, Somervell, Erath, Palo Pinto, Parker, Wise, Montague and Cook, said Judge Glen Whitley on Monday.
Appointments have been already given to people who signed up through Tarrant County Public Health.
Go here for the Tarrant County website and to view the five steps to get both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Additionally, Tarrant County has announced a partnership with Texas Health Resources, which will be taking about 7,000 patients from the county's wait list and scheduling immunization appointments.
Parker County Hospital District has been designated a COVID-19 vaccine hub for the state of Texas, the district said. They expect to receive 2,000 doses per week and are vaccinating people in 1A and 1B.
There will be an online scheduling system to replace the previous waiting list. If you were already on the waiting list, you do not need to do anything because the county will contact you.
For people who have not signed up yet, you can go to the hospital district website here or call the hospital district at 817-341-2520.
Vaccines are by appointment only and if no appointment slots are available online, people can check back the next day.
Four COVID-19 vaccine hubs operating in Collin County
Collin County health officials provided an update on Thursday, Jan. 21 on the number of vaccines received at its four operating hubs.
Collin County has a new online tool that launched Wednesday for residents to confirm their waitlist registration.
However, the hubs at Allen ISD football stadium and Baylor Scott & White facility in Frisco are requiring a different registration process.
To register for the Allen site, residents could do so online or call 214-509-4400.
For more information on the BSW facility vaccine registration process, residents can visit the hospital's website or call 844-279-8222.
Below is the latest information from county officials regarding the hubs and amount of doses received this week:
- Collin County Health Care Services received 2,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine this week and is currently operating a vaccine hub at the CCHCS clinic in McKinney. Appointments have already been made for these 2,000 doses from the Collin County vaccine waitlist. The CCHCS hub will relocate to Plano ISD's John Clark Stadium next week.
- The City of McKinney received 2,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine this week and is currently operating a vaccine hub at the McKinney ISD football stadium.
- The City of Allen received 2,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine this week and is currently operating a vaccine hub at the Allen ISD football stadium.
- Baylor Scott & White Health received 975 doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week and is currently operating a vaccine hub at the BSW facility in Frisco.
Collin County health officials said they have requested 42,000 vaccine doses from the state health department for the CCHCS hub next week.
On Jan. 12, county leaders sent a letter to the state health department, urging for more doses of the vaccine as soon as possible.