Denton County launches registration process for limited early supply of COVID-19 vaccines

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

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

Denton County residents at higher risk of complications from the coronavirus can now pre-register for their first dose of the vaccine.

Denton County Public Health is accepting calls at 940-349-2585 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to pre-register for an upcoming COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinic. The call center will be closed Jan. 1. The county’s first clinic is scheduled for Jan. 4 in Denton.

“Vaccine supply is very limited at this time,” the county’s informational site on vaccine administration states.

Only individuals in Phase 1A or Phase 1B are eligible to pre-register for the vaccine at this time. These include health-care workers who bring proof of employment to the vaccination site; people age 65 or older; or those at least 16 years old who have a chronic medical condition, including pregnancy.

Each person or guardian must call directly. The call center will not accept more than one registration per call.


Registration will close once the vaccine stock is exhausted.

These vaccinations require two doses, meaning the first dose each person receives will not fully protect against contraction of the virus. Health officials have advised all residents to continue following health guidelines with regard to masks and social distancing.

Residents may also seek a vaccine through a number of providers in the area. The county keeps a list of providers on its vaccine informational page.
By Daniel Houston
Daniel Houston covers city government, transportation, business and education for Community Impact Newspaper in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village. A Fort Worth native and Baylor University graduate, Daniel reported previously for The Associated Press in Oklahoma City and The Dallas Morning News.


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