COVID-19 Vaccine Update for Addison

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Who else can’t wait for the COVID-19 pandemic to be over?! The next step toward moving past this deadly disease is getting vaccinated. Keep reading for more information about how to get vaccinated, below.

Right now, vaccines are in limited supply. For everyone who lives in North Texas, you can only get vaccines if you are in Phase 1A and Phase 1B. More details on Texas’s vaccination efforts can be found here.

Those in Phase 1A include:

  • Paid and unpaid workers in hospital settings working directly with patients who are positive or at high-risk for COVID-19. These include:
    • Physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and other support staff
    • Additional clinical staff providing supporting laboratory, pharmacy, diagnostic and/or rehabilitation services
    • Others having direct contact with patients or infectious materials
  • Long-term care staff working directly with vulnerable residents. Includes:
    • Direct-care providers at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and state supported living centers
    • Physicians, nurses, personal care assistants, custodial, food service staff
  • EMS providers who engage in 9-1-1 emergency services
  • Home health care workers, including hospice care, who directly interface with vulnerable and high-risk patients
  • Residents of long-term care facilities.

Those in Phase 1B include:

  • People 65 years of age and older
  • People 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19 that includes but is not limited to:
    • Cancer
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
    • Heart conditions
    • Solid organ transplantation
    • Obesity and severe obesity
    • Pregnancy
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

If you fall into one of these categories, you can register to get the vaccine. Note: You do not need to be a resident of a county to register for a COVID-19 vaccine in that county – registration is open to anyone in Texas. Here is a list of places to register:

Dallas County 

  • Vaccine Registration Hotline: 469-749-9900 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., registration assistance available in English and Spanish)
  • Register online: https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/covid-19-vaccination.php
  • There are several Vaccination Hubs in Dallas County where vaccinations are being administered including:
    • Fair Park
    • Parkland Hospital
    • UT Southwestern
    • Baylor University (coming soon)
    • Garland Health Department: NOTE: The Garland Health Department is scheduling vaccination events as additional vaccine supply is received. You can sign up here: https://garlandtx.gov/3813/Vaccine-Information
    • The state recently announced additional Hubs. Find a complete list here.

Denton County

Tarrant County

Collin County

Register with Healthcare Providers

There are several hospital networks that are partnering with Dallas County to offer vaccines to people who register with Dallas County, but they are also offering vaccines to eligible patients:

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Parkland Health and Hospital System

  • Currently reaching out to eligible patients to schedule an appointment through its “MyChart” portal
  • Sign in to MyChart here

Baylor Scott & White

Texas Health Resources: 

Register with Local Vaccine Providers

The state is also distributing a limited number of vaccines to local pharmacies like Walgreens and Kroger. You can find a list of those providers here.

  • Check the websites of individual providers for more details
  • You must make an appointment

More information will be released when other groups are eligible for the vaccine!

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