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Allen Fire Department must follow Texas guidelines to distribute vaccines to priority groups first. Individuals who meet requirements provided by the state’s Phase 1A and Phase 1B definitions are currently eligible to receive the vaccine.
Phase 1A definitions include:
Phase 1B definitions include:
Vaccination appointments will be offered to individuals in qualifying priority groups who are enrolled in Allen Fire Department’s vaccine appointment alerts. You will receive notifications as the state allows each priority group to be served and Allen Fire Department has vaccines available.
Before making an appointment, make sure you are included in current priority group(s) specified in the notification. You may be asked to bring identifying documents, such as a work badge or other employment verification, upon confirmation of your appointment.
Reservations/”ticketing” helps us manage the large number of appointments required during the vaccine distribution process. COVID-19 vaccines are always free; however, you MUST make a reservation/secure a ticket in order to enter the vaccine distribution line.
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.
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.
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.
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.
COVID-19 vaccine appointments will be offered through Allen Fire Department based on the quantities of vaccines available. Walk-ins are not accepted. Once your appointment is scheduled, you will receive details about where to go and what to bring. On the day of your appointment, please:
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.
We will contact you via email, text or phone call to remind you to schedule your second shot. We are committed to prioritizing second shots for everyone who received their first shot from us. (In other words, you won’t have to compete with those seeking first shots while scheduling your second appointment.) However, vaccine distribution is sometimes unpredictable and may be subject to manufacturing or delivery delays. If those occur, we’ll tell you as soon as possible. You may schedule your second shot with a different provider if preferred.
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.
Allen Fire Department received its first allotment of COVID-19 vaccines on December 28, 2020. Updates will be posted as each vaccine allotment is depleted.
*As experienced by many other vaccine providers, some of Allen Fire Department’s vials contained extra doses.
Find information for COVID-19 vaccination administration and patient education for each specific vaccine on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
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