Collin County COVID-19 vaccine waitlist is expected to be complete by the end of the week with the last remaining individuals with registration numbers up to 275,056 getting appointments to be vaccinated by Collin County's vaccine partners.
Starting Friday, the Collin County vaccine appointment portal will open for any person eligible for Phase 1A, Phase 1B, and all teachers.
Got a question about the COVID-19 vaccine? Get the answers here in our FAQ.
All people aging 50 and above, those in Phase 1C, will be able to make COVID-19 vaccine appointments beginning Monday, March 15 following new advice from Texas' Department of State Health Services.
People that are eligible to take the COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to visit the Collin County COVID-19 vaccine web page for links to the appointment portal and partner agencies' websites.
In Texas, the COVID-19 vaccines are currently is currently available to anyone over the age of 16, regardless of in which phase they had previously been grouped. President Biden said on April 6 the vaccine should be available to all Americans, in all states, by April 19.
The vaccines are still not approved for children however -- those trials are ongoing.
Once vaccinated, people who received either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines are expected to get some level of protection within a couple of weeks after the first shot, but full protection may not happen until a couple of weeks after the second shot. For those who receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine -- there is only one shot needed. Even when fully vaccinated, it's still possible to become infected by the virus since none of the vaccines offer 100% protection from infection. With that in mind, even if you've been vaccinated it's still a good idea to wear a mask and keep some separation between strangers or those whose vaccination status is unclear.
Waitlists for vaccinations have been established in Dallas, Denton, Collin and Tarrant counties -- links to sign up are here and below.
Want to Get on a Vaccine Waitlist?
County health departments have launched waitlists for adults 16 years old and over.
You can register to recieve the vaccination in Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties. Links are below:
You do not need to be a resident of the county to register for a COVID-19 vaccine in that county -- registration is open to anyone in Texas. For those without internet access, Tarrant County is also taking registrations by phone at 817-248-6299. In Dallas County, call the DCHHS vaccine hotline at 1-855-IMMUNE9 (1-855-466-8639). In Denton County, call 940-349-2585.
For a more detailed breakdown of who is included in each priority group in Texas, see this page from the Texas DSHS.