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Collin County ready to launch vaccine mega-center

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The Collin County Commissioners Court voted today to contract with a private company to set up vaccination mega-sites in the county as soon as the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) provides COVID-19 vaccine supplies in larger volumes to the county.

The court voted 5-0 to retain Curative Medical Associates for the mega-site locations and mobile clinics. Curative has been running large-scale COVID-19 testing operations since last spring, and is set up to administer publicly allotted doses of vaccine under the guidelines set by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and vaccine manufacturers.

During Monday's Commissioners Court discussion, Curative representatives told court members that they were capable of delivering up to 6,000 doses per day for each mega-site. The company is capable of administering both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.

As of today, Collin County has received and administered its initial shipment of 1,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine that arrived in late December from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS). In partnership with cities and towns across Collin County, the county set up a vaccine wait list last week that grew to more than 83,000 by Monday morning.

Curative will utilize the countywide vaccine wait list to notify residents of mega-site or mobile clinic locations and times when the state makes supplies available.