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More Texas Walmart Stores Approved to Distribute Vaccines Under Federal Partnership

More stores in North Texas will soon be able to distribute the vaccine

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More Walmart and Sam's Club stores in Texas have been approved to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.

In a statement from the company sent to NBC 5, Walmart announced more of their stores across the country will be able to distribute the vaccine under the new federal partnership with pharmacies.

Starting Feb. 12, more Texas stores will be able to administer the vaccine depending on supply. Here is a full list of all the Texas locations.

To check for appointment availability at individual locations people are directed to Walmart.com and SamsClub.com.

Only those eligible under state guidelines would be able to receive the vaccine. Currently, Texas only allows for those in groups 1A and 1B to be vaccinated, which includes frontline health care workers, first responders, those 65 and older or people with at least one chronic health condition.

In Texas, allocations of vaccines are determined by officials with the Texas Department of State Health Services. Each week DSHS determines how many vaccines each provider receives.

More than 1000 Walmart and Sam's Club stores nationwide are now approved to distribute the vaccine, the company said in a statement.

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:

Waitlist Links: Collin - Search Waitlist | Dallas | Denton | Tarrant

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.

Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Data from the Texas Department of State Health Services shows where COVID-19 vaccines have been sent around the state. Click on a marker to find out information about each location. Use the "plus" and "minus" signs below to zoom in and out of the map.

From the Texas DSHS: Availability of COVID-19 vaccines lilsted on this map are based on shipping information and reporting to the DSHS directly by facilities. Please contact providers in advance to confirm vaccination location and hours, that they have vaccine on hand and that you are eligible for vaccination at that site. Not all providers are vaccinating the public or people in all priority groups. Vaccine is available at no charge, regardless of insurance status.

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