Methodist Hospital for Surgery to host March 29 blood drive

03/17/2021

Methodist Hospital for Surgery in coordination with Carter BloodCare will be hosting a blood drive on March 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The hospital is located at 17101 Dallas Parkway in Addison. The drive will take place at the Carter BloodCare bus. To honor social distancing, please make an appointment, complete donor questionnaire online using QuickScreen, and plan … 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

Vaccine registration events scheduled next week in Lewisville

03/12/2021

The City of Lewisville is hosting three COVID-19 vaccine registration events next week. They are scheduled for: • Tuesday, March 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Municipal Annex Community Room, 1197 West Main Street in Lewisville; • Thursday, March 18 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Thrive in Dogwood Room 3, 1950 South Valley Parkway in … 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

Vaccine registration set for March 13 in Fort Worth

03/09/2021

The Tarrant County Community Engaged Alliance Against COVID-19 is hosting a vaccine registration event on Saturday, March 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., CDT at the Eastside YMCA in Fort Worth. North Texan residents can also sign up online with their county or any county convenient to them. The county will then contact you when it is your turn … Read More

DFWHC Blog – Now is the time for Medicaid expansion

03/08/2021

Blog by Stephen Love, President/CEO, DFW Hospital Council Our state has endured a difficult year of COVID-19, not to mention unemployment and the loss of healthcare coverage for many Texas residents. Now is the time for us to strive for healthcare coverage for all Texans. We ask our Texas legislative leaders to work collaboratively on Medicaid expansion. We now have … 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