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Though Allen Fire Department (AFD) receives some advance notice of future vaccine allotments, delivery schedules are subject to change and temperature fluctuations during the delivery process may make the vaccines unusable. To avoid the possibility of canceled or rescheduled appointments, AFD begins scheduling appointments as soon as vaccines are delivered and temperature-checked to assure viability.
Appointment times are scheduled the same day as vaccine arrival and continue over the next few days depending on the number of doses available. No time is wasted to begin the vaccination process and no vaccines are saved or unused.
While vaccine supplies are limited, email notification to those signed up for alerts will be the only means to inform of vaccine availability. Register for vaccine appointment alerts.
Vaccine supply is very limited compared to the list of people who have signed up for appointment alerts. The reservation system processes actions (e.g. the steps to reserve an appointment) on a first come, first basis. You will be unable to complete the appointment process if other users are further along in submitting appointment information for the same time slot.
No, Allen Fire Department requires all individuals to sign up through the online scheduling system. The process was created to give rapid online access to vaccine appointments to all individuals included in current priority groups specified by state guidelines We know the appointment process can be frustrating while vaccine demand is high and availability is low. As more vaccines are available, there will be other opportunities and processes for vaccinations in our area.
Yes, these can be found on the state distribution map. However, all sites have limited supplies for the time being, and most sites will require appointments for vaccinations.
Local vaccination sites that provide information about vaccine availability and sign-up information are listed below:
State directives are evolving to find the quickest and most efficient ways to distribute and vaccinate larger numbers of individuals in the current priority groups, including the use of vaccine “mega centers.” We will provide information and updates about vaccine availability in Allen and Collin County as we know it.
You do not have to get your vaccination in the city/county where you reside; however, some distribution sites may prioritize vaccine distribution to residents first.
If you received your first vaccination from Allen Fire Department (AFD), your second dose will be automatically reserved for you. When the date of your second dose approaches, AFD will send an email for you to confirm a follow-up appointment time.
Though you are welcome to arrange your second shot at a different location, we recommend returning to AFD for your second dose as sites are given vaccines for the second dose based on the number of vaccines provided to individuals receiving the first vaccination. This is the same for all distribution sites. While vaccination supplies are limited, it may be difficult to receive a second dose at another distribution site.
Texas allocates second doses based on where people received the first dose. Though you are permitted to get a second dose anywhere that offers it, the place you received your first dose should automatically reserve your second, or "booster" dose at the same location. Until the vaccine is more widely available, it is recommended that you make plans to receive the second shot at the same location as the first. Keep in mind that you must get two doses of the same vaccine to reach maximum immunity; if you received the Pfizer vaccine as your first shot, you must schedule an appointment to receive the same brand of vaccine for your second or "booster" shot.
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