Feb. 3, 2021 CORRECTION to this Jan. 29 news release: Yesterday, officials from the City of Frisco informed Collin County officials that - after further consideration - the City of Frisco will NOT be using the Collin County Vaccine Wait List to schedule vaccine appointments. Frisco officials have elected to develop their own vaccine registration process to distribute the 7,800 vaccine doses provided to the city by DSHS. We apologize for this change and any confusion or frustration that occurs as a result. The public may sign up for the City of Frisco registration list at https://www.friscotexas.gov/1704/vaccine-information.
Thousands more doses of COVID-19 vaccine are headed to Collin County in the coming days, and two more local vaccine hubs are set to begin operations soon.
The Department of State Health Services notified county health officials that 42,900 doses of vaccine have been earmarked for Collin County providers for next week's vaccination efforts, the single largest shipment sent to the county by the state since the vaccination program began in late December.
Meanwhile, Texas Health Resources and the City of Frisco plan to open new vaccine hubs in Collin County within days, and will vaccinate people in Phase 1A and 1B categories from the county's COVID-19 Vaccine Wait List. Also, officials with Baylor Scott & White Health have notified county officials that they, too, will begin using the county list, which increases to five the number of vaccine hubs working from the Collin County Vaccine Wait List.
The City of Allen is operating a vaccine hub independent of the Collin County Vaccine Wait List. For more information about the City of Allen vaccine registration process, Collin County residents may visit the city website or call (214) 509-4333. Collin County employees are not able to answer specific questions about the City of Allen vaccine hub.
"On behalf of the entire Collin County Commissioners Court, we are grateful for the amazing efforts of so many people who are working with us to provide vaccines to our community," said Collin County Judge Chris Hill. "I'm proud of our Collin County community that has pulled together to make this possible, especially our health care workers, partner agencies, and our legislative delegation. Thank you to Governor Abbott and all the state officials involved in sending more vaccine doses our way."
A total of six vaccine hubs, operating by appointment only, will be open in Collin County beginning next week:
- Collin County Health Care Services (CCHCS), currently operating at Plano ISD's John Clark Stadium
- City of Frisco, which will be operating next week at a site to be determined
- City of Allen, currently operating at the Allen ISD football stadium
- City of McKinney, currently operating at the McKinney ISD football stadium
- Texas Health Resources, which will be operating at the Sam Johnson Recreation Center in Plano
- Baylor Scott & White Health, currently operating at their facility at The Star in Frisco.
The hub providers using the Collin County Vaccine Wait List are currently serving individuals with wait list numbers up to #8000, and those registered will be contacted directly from information on file with the county when their vaccine is available. All six locations will be operating by appointment only. Collin County officials expect significant progress will be made on the wait list next week. The county's list topped 200,000 registrations by Thursday morning.
Collin County developed a cooperative vaccine partnership with 29 other local jurisdictions earlier this month to create a single vaccine wait list and to provide vaccinations as efficiently as possible to residents of Collin County and Texas. This wait list is open to all Texans who are eligible according to the DSHS Phase 1A and Phase 1B definitions.
Texas' DSHS advises that the vaccine will not be readily available for the general public until late spring or early summer 2021. Visit the Texas DSHS COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Locations map to find nearby providers who have received the vaccine, or visit the Collin County website for additional updates as they become available.