Denton and Collin Counties offer Wait List for Vaccines
Denton County residents can now sign up for a waitlist to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on the new Vaccine Interest Portal at DentonCounty.gov/COVID19vaccine.
Once Denton County Public Health (DCPH) receives vaccines from the state, those who meet eligibility requirements as set by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will receive further notification and appointment scheduling confirmation of their date, time, and place to receive their COVID-19 vaccination.
Anyone who needs assistance with filling out the online form at DentonCounty.gov/COVID19vaccine can call 940-349-2585. The Denton County Public Health call center will be operational until 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, with weekend hours to be determined based on call volume. See the full press release here: https://www.dentoncounty.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=335
Collin County residents are welcome to register with the Collin County wait list, and are encouraged to check the DSHS website for COVID-19 vaccine distribution points throughout the rest of the county. Visit the Collin County website for more information: https://www.collincountytx.gov/healthcare_services/Pages/COVID19vaccines.aspx
Who is eligible to get the vaccine?
The Collin and Denton County health departments are providing COVID-19 doses to people in Phase 1A and Phase 1B as vaccine shipments arrive. Phase 1A is comprised of front-line healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities. Phase 1B is comprised of people age 65 and older, and those with a medical condition that puts them at higher risk. Read more about vaccine distribution and eligibility on the DSHS website.
Vaccine doses are extremely limited at this time, and residents are encouraged to check the county websites frequently for updates.
Collin County offers a vaccine wait list for people who meet Phase 1A and Phase 1B categories for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine as it becomes available. The online form will take requests in the order received, let registrants know where they are in line for the vaccine, and then notify them when vaccines become available from the county’s health department and schedule appointments. Please check the Collin County website for updates.
Denton County Public Health offers vaccination clinics for those eligible to receive the vaccine. Registration will reopen when additional vaccine stock is received by DCPH from the state. Vaccine clinic dates and pre-registration opening details will be posted on the DCPH website and announced via DCPH social media channels.
Individuals are encouraged to contact their primary health care provider and their local pharmacy to inquire about additional vaccine availability. Please note that most private health care providers (pharmacies, hospitals, physicians) maintain their own vaccine waitlists separate from the Collin County Health Care Services waitlist. Please reference the Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Locations map to find other distribution sites such as pharmacies or health providers that may have vaccines available.
What information is available about COVID-19 vaccines?
Find information for COVID-19 vaccination administration and patient education for each specific vaccine on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.