COVID-19 Vaccination







Totals as of 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Mar. 4

Allen Fire Department is a state distribution hub for the COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals who wish to receive a COVID-19 vaccine from Allen Fire Department must:

  1. Be included in either Phase 1A or Phase 1B priority groups as defined by the State of Texas, or be a school or child care worker as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  2. Register for vaccine appointment alerts through Allen Fire Department. At this time, email alerts will be the only way to view or schedule future appointments.
  3. Make an appointment after receiving an email notification. No vaccines will be given without an appointment.

Online appointments are required for all individuals to help us guarantee the availability of vaccines and streamline the distribution process. Separate outreach efforts continue for Allen's senior living communities and others who may not have access to email.

How does Allen's vaccine notification work?

Allen Fire Department uses email notification to alert all subscribers when appointments are made available. This process does not involve a numbered wait list or draw from external wait lists, such as those used by Collin County. You must click on the “Make an Appointment” button within the email notification to view available appointment times.

Vaccine supply is very limited compared to the number of email alert subscribers. Previous appointments have filled within minutes. If you get an error message, it's because other users are already completing reservations for the same time slot. You may have success if you try another time slot. 

If you can't make an appointment this time - hang in there! AFD is now a state vaccine hub and expects ongoing deliveries of vaccines. The moment we receive them, we will offer up more appointments using an email just like the previous ones you have received.

VIDEO: COVID-19 Vaccination Process

AFD distribution hub

Allen Fire Department has partnered with Allen Independent School District to use Eagle Stadium for appointment-only, drive-through vaccinations. The parking lot provides adequate space for large-scale operations, allowing the administration of up to 2,000 vaccinations per day. 

Other vaccine providers

Collin County has several state-designated distribution hubs that are working from the Collin County waitlist. Other local vaccine providers are listed in our FAQ.

Limited availability

Allen Fire Department does not control vaccine allotment or delivery schedules. Vaccine remains limited based on the capacity of the manufacturers to produce it, so it will take time for Texas to receive enough vaccine for all the people in the priority populations who want to be vaccinated.

With thousands of subscribers to our vaccine email notifications, allotted vaccines may not always meet the demand in our area. We know the appointment process can be frustrating while vaccine demand is high and availability is low. However, the supply is expected to increase in the coming months, and additional vaccines are in clinical trials and may be authorized by the Food and Drug Administration.