DSHS announces vaccine allocations for week seven
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has announced the following vaccine allocations for Collin County for week seven (the week of January 25).
- Collin County Health Care Services: 2,700 doses (Moderna vaccine)
- City of McKinney: 2,000 doses (Moderna vaccine)
- City of Allen: 2,000 doses (Moderna vaccine)
- Baylor Scott & White Health (BSW): 3,900 doses (Pfizer vaccine)
Collin County Health Care Services (CCHCS) has the capacity to administer 6,000 vaccine doses per day, and CCHCS officials requested 42,000 vaccine doses from DSHS for week seven. Other hub providers (Allen, McKinney, BSW) submit their own vaccine requests to DSHS each week.
The vaccine hubs operated by Collin County and the City of McKinney have been and will continue to schedule vaccination appointments from the unified Collin County vaccine wait list hosted by Collin County and 29 local partnering agencies. This wait list is open to all Texans who are eligible according to the DSHS Phase 1A and Phase 1B definitions.
The City of Allen and Baylor Scott & White Health have elected to operate their vaccine hubs independent of the local vaccine partnership, and neither entity is currently utilizing 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. For more information about the Baylor Scott & White vaccine registration process, Collin County residents may visit the BSW website or call (844) 279-8222. Collin County employees are not able to answer specific questions about the City of Allen, City of McKinney, or BSW vaccine hubs.
Through week seven, DSHS has allocated 46,175 vaccine doses to Collin County. Based on the county’s population, the allocation should be 72,465 vaccine doses, a deficiency of 26,290 doses. Among all 254 Texas counties, only Denton County (27,564) has a greater vaccine deficiency than Collin County.
Thursday morning, I spoke to DSHS officials about the inequity of doses being allocated to Collin County. DSHS officials acknowledged that Collin County and Denton County have not been provided an equitable share of vaccine doses. But they also stated that they will not correct the deficiency until late February at the earliest. By late February, the deficiencies in Collin County and Denton County will have increased to 45,000 for each county.
DSHS advises that the vaccine will not be readily available for most Texans until late spring or early summer 2021. Visit the Texas DSHS COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Locations map to see providers near you who have received the vaccine, or visit the Collin County website for additional updates as they become available.
Collin County also provides a vaccine wait list lookup tool for residents to confirm their wait list registration.