Frisco aims to soon administer 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines daily

The city of Frisco is looking to vaccinate more of its residents. (Courtesy Texas Children’s Hospital)
The city of Frisco is looking to vaccinate more of its residents. (Courtesy Texas Children’s Hospital)

The city of Frisco is looking to vaccinate more of its residents. (Courtesy Texas Children’s Hospital)

COVID-19 vaccines have already begun to trickle through the city of Frisco, but more could be on the way soon as the city seeks to inoculate hundreds each day.

The city submitted an application Jan. 4 to Texas Health and Human Services for additional doses to operate a vaccine clinic for the general public, Frisco Director of Communications Dana Baird said.

“If DSHS approves and provides, Frisco commits to administering 1,000 doses each day,” Baird said.

No further details of the potential clinic were given Jan. 5.

Baird said Frisco received 300 doses of the Moderna vaccine Dec. 23. Those doses, allocated by the state, were administered to first responders under Phase 1A.


Baird added that a limited number of remaining doses were administered to city employees who qualified under Phase 1B vaccine priorities. These include those age 65 or older and those age 16 or older with at least one of the following chronic conditions.

  • Cancer

  • 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)

  • Pregnancy

  • Sickle cell disease

  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus


Frisco’s efforts to increase vaccine numbers come as Collin County launched a vaccine wait list Jan. 5 for residents at high risk of complications from the coronavirus.

Editor’s note: The original post has been edited to correct an error. The state entity distributing vaccines to Frisco is Texas Health and Human Services.
By Matt Payne
Matt Payne reports on Frisco City Hall and its committees, Collin County Commissioners and McKinney business. His experience includes serving as online content editor at Fort Worth Magazine and city editor at the Killeen Daily Herald. He is a 2017 graduate of the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas in Denton.


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