Collin County creates waitlist for vaccine; Torchy's Tacos coming to Frisco and more top DFW news

People age 65 and older are among the groups currently allowed to join a waitlist for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Collin County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
People age 65 and older are among the groups currently allowed to join a waitlist for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Collin County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

People age 65 and older are among the groups currently allowed to join a waitlist for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Collin County. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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Collin County

Collin County launches registration process for COVID-19 vaccines

Collin County has created a vaccine waitlist for residents who are at higher risk of complications from the coronavirus.

Frisco



Torchy's Tacos to open Frisco location

Torchy’s Tacos will open a location in Frisco at 2947 Preston Road, Frisco, in the former location of Fuddrucker's, according to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

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

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.

Plano

City of Plano working with Collin County, neighboring cities to distribute COVID-19 vaccines

The city of Plano announced Jan. 6 that it is working with Collin County and neighboring cities to assist in getting vaccines to Plano residents.

Richardson

Eligible Richardson residents can register for COVID-19 vaccinations in Dallas, Collin counties

Dallas and Collin counties have each created vaccine registration processes for residents who are at higher risk of complications from the coronavirus.

William C. Wadsack, Francesca D’Annunzio, Matt Payne and Liesbeth Powers contributed to this report.






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