How to Get Vaccinated
Texans 12 years of age and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition to private medical offices who have registered to be vaccination distributers, Texas health officials are shipping the COVID-19 vaccine to 'hubs' and pharmacies 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 can sign up to receive the vaccine.
Learn more about current vaccine eligibility on the Texas Department of Health and Human Services website.
Dallas County residents can schedule a same-day or next-day appointment for their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the Fair Park Community Vaccination Center through the Dallas County website. Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has transitioned from the registration waitlist to a vaccination scheduler now that vaccine supply has increased and the waitlist has been depleted. Additionally, residents who are 55 and older may receive a COVID-19 vaccination at Fair Park without an appointment or pre-registering on the website by going to Gate 10 or Gate 2 with a photo ID during operating hours.
- Schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine through Dallas County
- View the Fair Park Vaccination Site hours of operation and schedule
- Dallas County COVID-19 Hotline: 972-692-2780
- Dallas County COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Hotline: 1-855-IMMUNE9 (1-855-466-8639)
- Assistance in English and Spanish available
Visit the Vaccine Interest Portal register online to receive the vaccine. 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
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. 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
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.
- 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)