DSHS launches Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler

03/31/2021

As Texas opens COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone age 16 and older, the Texas Department of State Health Services is launching the Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler. The scheduler gives people one place to sign up for a COVID-19 shot through multiple public health departments, including the eight DSHS public health regions, which provide public health services in nearly 200 … Read More

Texas to open COVID-19 vaccination to all adults on March 29

03/24/2021

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced yesterday that all adults will now be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday, March 29. DSHS expects vaccine supplies to increase as soon as next week. The state’s Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel recommended opening vaccination to everyone to protect as many Texans as possible. “We are closing in on … Read More

New COVID-19 vaccine site opening in Richardson

03/17/2021

UT Southwestern opened a new COVID-19 vaccine site at the University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson on Monday. The vaccines will be provided and administered by UT Southwestern staff on the UT Dallas campus. The Richardson locale is one of four sites operated by UT Southwestern, in addition to Red Bird Mall, Market Hall and the UT Southwestern West … Read More

Collin County reopens COVID-19 vaccine registration

03/15/2021

Collin County announced Friday it would reopen its vaccine appointment portal for any person eligible for Phase 1A, Phase 1B and all teachers. The county had previously announced last month it would pause processing new registrations due to an imbalance of available doses and demand for them. The COVID-19 vaccine waitlist had been shut down with a total of 275,056 … Read More

People 50 and older now eligible to be vaccinated starting March 15

03/11/2021

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced yesterday it was expanding COVID-19 vaccination to people 50-64 years of age starting Monday, March 15. More than 93 percent of the Texas fatalities caused by the coronavirus have been in people 50 and older, with those ages 50 to 64 accounting for 20 percent of all fatalities. “We’ve seen a … Read More

Ellis County accepting COVID-19 vaccine registrations

03/10/2021

Ellis County is in the process of accepting registrations for the COVID-19 vaccine. A free online MyBSWHealth account is the easiest way for residents to be notified of available vaccine appointments at Baylor Scott & White Health. For questions, please visit BSWHealth.com/COVIDVaccine or call 1-844-27-8222. You can also find information here.

Two new locations opening for vaccine registration in Dallas

03/09/2021

There are two new locations opening for COVID-19 vaccine registration this week in Dallas. The registration sites are targeting people in the Phase 1A and 1B category, which includes healthcare workers and those aged 65 and older with underlying health conditions. The first site opens this Thursday between 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Singing Hills Recreation Center at … Read More

Statement by DFWHC President/CEO Stephen Love on today’s removal of mask mandate in Texas

03/02/2021

“Governor Greg Abbott’s decision today to remove the mask mandate in Texas is very unfortunate. This could increase community spread of COVID-19 and potentially cause mutations called variants. Worn properly, face masks can block respiratory droplets of COVID-19 produced when an infected person coughs. Face masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic people who do not … Read More