Updated March 11 to include additional information.
Texas is switching up its vaccine rollout to reach more people: officials are now focusing on mass vaccination hubs instead of sending doses to many providers across the state.
The mass vaccine hubs are in many counties across Texas and you don’t have to be a resident in those counties to sign up.
Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton counties are allowing people who are not residents to register to get vaccinated.
See the full list of hubs locations across the state here.
Collin County Health Care Services launched a website where residents can sign up for a vaccine waitlist if they are in groups for Phase 1A, 1B or 1C.
The county stopped accepting more patients for the Collin County COVID-19 waitlist in February, however, there are other providers in the county like the city of Frisco, McKinney, Baylor Scott & White and others.
Most private health care providers, like pharmacies, hospitals, physicians, maintain their own vaccine waitlists separate from the Collin County Health Care Services waitlist.
Dallas County is offering vaccines to people who do not live in the county and is running the mega vaccine center at Fair Park, along with FEMA.
Right now, the vaccine is being offered to people in the 1A and 1B groups. Group 1C will be expanded on March 10.
The county will also give vaccines to educators who live in the 17 FEMA-prioritized ZIP codes, and will start with those who are eligible for vaccine group 1B, Jenkins said.
To register for the COVID-19 vaccine, you can visit the Dallas County Health and Human Services website here.
Register by phone:
- 1-855-IMMUNE9 (855-466-8639)
- The hours are 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., 7 days a week.
- There will be call takers available to register people in English and Spanish.
Other vaccination sites immunizing people registered through Dallas County:
- The City of Dallas at Kay Bailey Hutchinson Center
- Parkland Hospital
Here are other vaccination hubs located in Dallas County:
Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas is offering vaccines by appointment only. To register, you need to create a MyBSWHealth account and confirm your contact information is up to date.
The City of Garland Health Department is vaccinating people by appointment only as it receives doses. More information and how to register are on its website.
UT Southwestern has created its own signup for vaccine appointments to be scheduled at three Dallas locations. To register and learn more, visit their online portal. Initial registrations will be limited to the first 10,000 people, with additional registration openings each week as new doses become available.
Denton County is allowing any person in 1A, 1B and 1C to register for the waitlist, no matter where they live.
The county’s mass vaccination clinics will be drive-thru by appointment only, which will be verified through a confirmation email or text.
To sign up, go to DentonCounty.gov/vaccine and select the Vaccine Interest Portal.
Register for the vaccine by phone:
- Call 940-349-2585 and someone will help you register.
Community members with an appointment should arrive within their time slot, the county health department said.
Remain in your vehicle and wear a mask. If you are a part of Phase 1A, bring proof of employment.
TMC Bonham Hospital is a vaccine hub in Fannin County, working in coordination with county officials and the City of Bonham.
Vaccines are being administered by appointment only through the county's registration list. To register, people can call the county's call center at 903-583-2189, which operates Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Navarro County is vaccinating people with help from Corsciana Fire and Rescue.
Once registered, individuals will be contacted with a specific clinic location once their appointment has been made. Appointments will be sent out one to two days in advance, at most, according to the county.
Parker County Hospital District has been designated a COVID-19 vaccine hub for the state of Texas, the district said. They expect to receive 2,000 doses per week and are vaccinating people in 1A and 1B.
There will be an online scheduling system to replace the previous waiting list. If you were already on the waiting list, you do not need to do anything because the county will contact you.
For people who have not signed up yet, you can go to the hospital district website here or call the hospital district at 817-341-2520.
Vaccines are by appointment only and if no appointment slots are available online, people can check back the next day.
The Kaufman County COVID-19 vaccine hub is now accepting registration. Vaccines are expected to arrive the week of Feb. 1 and will be available to those registered with groups 1A and 1B as soon as they are received, the county wrote on Facebook.
The goal is to provide up to 1,000 vaccines per week, expanding to 2,000 per week as more vaccines become available.
Tarrant County open to residents from 10 counties
Tarrant County's mega-sites will only serve residents of these 10 counties: Ellis, Johnson, Hood, Somervell, Erath, Palo Pinto, Parker, Wise, Montague and Cook, said Judge Glen Whitley on Monday.
Appointments have been already given to people who signed up through Tarrant County Public Health.
Go here for the Tarrant County website and to view the five steps to get both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccine appointments through the Tarrant County waitlist are being made for the Hurst Convention Center in Fort Worth, the Esports Stadium in Arlington and at Texas Health Resources.