Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced guidelines for the initial distribution of vaccinations in Texas. According to this plan, COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed throughout the state based on the following criteria:
- Protecting health care workers who fill a critical role in caring for and preserving the lives of COVID-19 patients and maintaining the health care infrastructure for all who need it.
- Protecting frontline workers who are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 due to the nature of their work providing critical services and preserving the economy.
- Protecting vulnerable populations who are at greater risk of severe disease and death if they contract COVID-19.
- Mitigating health inequities due to factors such as demographics, poverty, insurance status and geography.
- Data-driven allocations using the best available scientific evidence and epidemiology at the time, allowing for flexibility for local conditions.
- Geographic diversity through a balanced approach that considers access in urban and rural communities and in affected ZIP codes.
- Transparency through sharing allocations with the public and seeking public feedback.
How to Get Vaccinated
In addition to private medical offices who have registered to be vaccination distributers, Texas health officials have begun shipping the COVID-19 vaccine to 'hubs' within the state. Both Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) and Denton County Public Health have been designated as vaccine hubs, and both counties have created websites from which residents in Phase 1A and Phase 1B can sign up to receive the vaccine.
- Phase 1A, including direct healthcare workers (First and Second Tier) as defined by the DSHS Phase 1A Health Care Workers Definition and residents of long-term care facilities
- Phase 1B, including people 65 years of age or older; and 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, such as but not limited to:
- Chronic kidney disease
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
- Solid-organ transplantation
- Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Health officials have opened a 'mega' vaccination site at Fair Park in Dallas. Interested parties should register online to receive the vaccine at this location. Registration is open to Dallas County and non-Dallas County residents.
- Register to receive the vaccine in Dallas County
- Dallas County COVID-19 Hotline: 972-692-2780
- Dallas County COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Hotline: 1-855-IMMUNE9 (1-855-466-8639)
- Open daily, 7 am - 7 pm
- Assistance in English and Spanish available
- Dallas County FAQs for drive-thru operations and second doses (PDF)
Visit the Vaccine Interest Portal to verify your eligibility to receive the vaccine and receive updates as appointments for vaccination become available. Registration is open to Denton County and non-Denton County residents.
- Visit Denton County's Vaccine Interest Portal
- Denton County COVID-19 Hotline: 940-349-2585
While vaccine supply is extremely limited, it is anticipated that both counties will receive additional supply in the coming weeks and months.
Other Vaccination Hubs
In addition to Dallas and Denton Counties, other vaccination hubs (or sites) have been identified by the State. The goal of these hubs is to provide more people the vaccine and a simpler way to sign up for an appointment. Providers will focus on vaccinating areas and populations hardest hit by COVID‑19. Registration at the hub sites is not limited to residents of the site's location county. You may sign up to receive the vaccination from any hub site, regardless of where you live. You may also sign up at multiple sites. View the list of vaccine hub providers.
Authorized Providers in Coppell
Click here to find approved COVID-19 vaccination providers in Coppell. Please note, many private medical offices in Coppell are struggling to get the vaccine. The City is in continuous contact with local doctors and will keep the community informed as information becomes available.
Medical providers: click here to enroll to be a vaccine distribution site.
What Action is the City of Coppell Taking?
The City of Coppell is working with Dallas County, the State of Texas, and approved vendors to ensure that residents are provided access to the Covid-19 vaccine as soon as it becomes available to the general public.
- The City is working to identify public transportation gaps between residents and approved vaccine providers. By locating these gaps, the City is able to identify populations of Coppell who may not have easy access to a vaccination site. The City is working to leverage its partnerships with SPAN and Lyft to potentially provide transportation to vaccination sites.
- The City is working to recruit local healthcare providers to register with the State as vaccination distribution sites. Healthcare providers must register with the State of Texas in order to receive shipments of the vaccine, and the City is working with local pharmacies, clinics and healthcare facilities to identify potential vaccination providers.
- The City is partnering with WellHealth – the provider currently conducting COVID-19 testing in Andrew Brown Park – and the State of Texas to set up a mobile vaccination site.
About the Vaccine
Vaccination is Voluntary
Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary. It will take months to manufacture and distribute enough vaccine for everyone who wants to be vaccinated. Until then, continue to do your part to prevent transmission of COVID-19 by wearing a mask and staying 6 feet from others who live outside of your household. Stay home when possible and wash your hands frequently!
The following resources are provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Understanding How COVID-19 Vaccines Work: This web page explains how the body fights infection and how COVID-19 vaccines protect people by producing immunity. It also describes the different types of COVID-19 vaccines that currently are available or are undergoing large-scale (Phase 3) clinical trials in the United States.
Understanding COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines: This fact sheet provides information about mRNA vaccines generally and about COVID-19 vaccines that use this new technology specifically.
What to Expect If You Get the Vaccine: Because COVID-19 is a new disease with new vaccines, you may have questions about what happens before, during, and after your appointment to get vaccinated. Visit this webpage to learn what to expect when you get vaccinated, what information your provider will give you, and resources you can use to monitor your health after you are vaccinated.
- Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Guiding Principles and Health Care Workers Definition (PDF)
- Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Phase 1A Definition (PDF)
- Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Phase 1A Health Care Workers Definition (PDF)
- Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Phase 1B Definition (PDF)