McKinney partners with Collin County for limited early supply of COVID-19 vaccines

Collin County received the Moderna vaccine in late December and has opened a waitlist. (Courtesy Baylor College of Medicine)
Collin County received the Moderna vaccine in late December and has opened a waitlist. (Courtesy Baylor College of Medicine)

Collin County received the Moderna vaccine in late December and has opened a waitlist. (Courtesy Baylor College of Medicine)

McKinney residents at higher risk of complications from the coronavirus can now preregister for their first dose of the vaccine.

The city has partnered with Collin County to use the newly created COVID-19 vaccine waitlist for residents of McKinney. The county will undertake management of the waitlist and will share information with the city when vaccines become available and appointments can be made, according to a city news release.

Residents can submit a vaccine request to Collin County Healthcare Services through the county website here. The waitlist form contains spaces for contact information as well as the disclosure of any underlying medical conditions patients may have.

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

“Due to the limited volume of vaccines available to Collin County, individuals are encouraged to contact their primary health care provider and their local pharmacy to inquire about additional vaccine availability,” the county’s information site on vaccines states, adding that private health care providers such as pharmacies, hospitals and physicians have their own, separate vaccine waitlists.


A list of such providers can be found here.

More than 30,000 people signed up Jan. 5 for the vaccine, the first day Collin County made it available, according to a news release from the county.

“The online form collected an average of 3,400 requests an hour in its first day logging requests in the order received, and giving registrants a place in line to get the vaccine,” the release said.

Any new vaccine shipments the county receives will be posted at www.collincountytx.gov.

Additional reporting by William C. Wadsack.

Editor's note: The original post has been edited to correct an error. More than 30,000 people signed up Jan. 5 for the vaccine.
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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