The cities of McKinney and Frisco are ending their COVID-19 vaccination programs and will complete the administration of second doses by the end of April, according to Collin County Administrator Bill Bilyeu, who provided an update to county commissioners April 5.
Curative Medical Associates will continue offering vaccine appointments on behalf of Collin County on a first-come, first-served basis. New appointment slots are added at 10 a.m. Fridays. Bilyeu said appointments are not filling up as quickly as in previous weeks.
He said the Collin County Health Department is also working to coordinate home-based vaccinations.
Bilyeu said McKinney is seeking a private vendor to take over vaccinations for the city. The city's operations are set to end April 30, according to the county's website.
The city of Frisco's vaccine hub is expected to end April 15, according to the county.
During the public comment portion of the meeting, Joshua Murray said Collin County has not delivered on its promised vaccination rate. After Bilyeu provided his update, Commissioner Susan Fletcher said the county can only administer as many doses as it receives from the state.
Bilyeu said the county can scale vaccine administration upward if more doses are received, but staffing can also be a challenge.
“Peaks and valleys are a real problem,” Bilyeu said, adding Curative staff and the county will continue administering vaccines as they become available. He noted 40% of Collin County residents who are old enough to be vaccinated have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
People seeking more information about vaccinations can visit Collin County's vaccination site here.
Tracking COVID-19: Frisco, McKinney vaccine hubs wrap up while Collin County continues signups
Collin County continues administering COVID-19 vaccinations. Appointments may be scheduled online every Friday. (Courtesy Texas Children’s Hospital)