Baylor Scott & White Health opens COVID-19 vaccine registration for Phase 1B in North Texas

A pharmacy employee prepares a COVID-19 vaccine dose at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White Health)
A pharmacy employee prepares a COVID-19 vaccine dose at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White Health)

A pharmacy employee prepares a COVID-19 vaccine dose at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. (Courtesy Baylor Scott & White Health)

Updated at 9 a.m.: This story has been updated to reflect the latest information.

Baylor Scott & White Health announced Jan. 20 that it will begin immunizing community members who qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine under Phase 1B of the state of Texas' vaccination plan.

In an email communication, the hospital system said it will begin messaging individuals with the highest risk of severe illness from COVID-19 to schedule a vaccine appointment through its digital portal, MyBSWHealth.

Matthew Olivolo, senior marketing and public relations consultant for Baylor Scott & White Health, said non-patient and non-eligible individuals can also log on to the digital portal to join the waitlist.

Due to limited doses, Baylor Scott & White Health encourages those who can to seek out other state-designated hub locations for the vaccine. Appointments are required.


“This is the first [step] with a Phase 1B rollout, and then, it's just going to be up to the state of Texas when they start distributing more and more vaccines,” Olivolo said.

According to Olivolo, vaccines will be shipped to the system’s campuses in Plano and Dallas to be administered at state-designated vaccine hubs in Frisco and Dallas.

During the week of Jan. 18, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Plano received 975 Pfizer doses for Phase 1B distribution, and Baylor University Medical Center Dallas received 4,875 Pfizer doses.

For more information or to confirm registration to the hospital system's waitlist, people can call 844-279-8222. More information can also be found on its COVID-19 page.
By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot drink. Follow her on social media @ssadek19.


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