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Collin County Health Services uses an automated phone system to confirm your place on the waitlist. This call will come from 972-999-9999. Listen to the entire message and press 1 when prompted to confirm your place on the list. These calls will continue (up to three calls daily to each provided phone number) until you offer confirmation after listening to the message.
We are working in partnership with our city’s medical direction team, Collin County Health Care Services, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center and Medical City McKinney, McKinney ISD, and Collin College to begin scaling up our abilities to administer many more doses to the community as vaccines become more widely available. The McKinney location is one of four Collin County vaccination centers planned, all of which are hoping to be operational by this coming Monday. Ultimately, all four hubs will be working from the master Collin County waitlist and it is the goal to ramp up to between 10,000 and 15,000 vaccines a day collectively.
We will make every attempt to contact individuals as their names reach the top of the list. We cannot guarantee at this time what phone number will be used to communicate to waitlist participants. We encourage you to answer phone calls, even from an unknown number, and check voicemails and emails (including spam folders) often. When you are contacted, you will be provided with appointment information including time, location, and procedures.
The McKinney Fire Department has implemented safety protocols and strict schedules at the vaccination site to keep people properly distanced and to ensure minimal lines. Please help us by abiding by the following protocols:
Due to the limited volume of vaccines available to McKinney and Collin County, you are encouraged to contact your primary health care provider and local pharmacy to inquire about additional vaccine availability. These providers represent the preferred distribution method and we expect as vaccines become more available in the coming months, this will be the best place to get a vaccine. Most private health care providers like pharmacies, hospitals, and physicians are maintaining their vaccine waitlists separate from the Collin County Health Care Services waitlist.
This can be found in the Covid-19 Daily Report. Vaccines are in extremely limited supply at this time. Please be patient as it will take some time before vaccines are in sufficient supply to reach everyone in groups 1A and 1B and ultimately the general population.
The State of Texas manages the vaccine distribution. The City of McKinney has requested an initial quantity of 10,000 doses and if we receive them, we are currently planning to administer up to 1,000 doses per day when they arrive.
As of Feb 1, the City of McKinney will will receive 7,800 Pfizer doses to begin administering to the community this week. Appointments are being made with those on the waitlist. These vaccinations are given by appointment only. The city will contact you if you can be accommodated in this round. Contact will occur primarily through email. Phone calls will be made to those who didn’t provide an email address.
In total, Collin County will receive 42,900 vaccines to distribute across its six hubs. If you are on the waitlist, you may be contacted by other hubs in the county to receive the vaccine.
More information will be shared when it becomes available.
As soon as the city receives notice of our vaccine allocation, we will notify residents on the waitlist that we expect a shipment and the quantity we should receive.
These details are still being coordinated. More information will be shared soon.
It depends on how much notice we are given from the State before our shipment arrives. We anticipate it could be anywhere from 24 hours to one week.
Due to the high volume of requests for the vaccine, the limited supply and the need to administer every dose within a short time frame, you should make every effort to be at the assigned appointment time. At this time, the city cannot accommodate appointment changes and the appointment will be given to the next person on the list.
Collin County will soon begin using its phone messaging system to poll those on the waitlist and confirm if they want to remain on the list.
The Collin County waitlist is only for those in groups 1A and 1B, which are the current priority according to the DSHS
The State of Texas manages the vaccine distribution. While the State is focusing on those areas with the most pressing needs, they are also discussing the potential for a vaccination hub with Collin County officials. In the meantime, the City of McKinney has requested an initial quantity of 10,000 doses and if we receive them, we are currently planning to administer up to 1,000 doses per day when they arrive.
The Collin County Commissioner’s Court was scheduled to discuss a mass vaccination hub in Collin County with a third party vendor today. No decisions have been made at this time; we will share more information when it is available.
No one has been removed from the waitlist. Collin County Health Services may use its automated system to confirm if you wish to remain on the waitlist in the future, but no one has been removed at this time.Collin County Health Services uses an automated phone system to confirm your place on the waitlist. This call will come from 972-999-9999. Listen to the entire message and press 1 when prompted to confirm your place on the list. These calls will continue (up to three calls daily to each provided phone number) until you offer confirmation after listening to the message.
Texas has convened a team of appointed external and internal subject-matter experts (SME) into the COVID-19 Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel (EVAP) to develop vaccine allocation strategies as recommendations to the Texas Commissioner of Health.
Visit the EVAP webpage for more information.
The waitlist changes by the minute, and we cannot provide updates to where a person currently stands on the list. We ask you to please be patient and continue to seek alternative avenues for receiving the vaccine.
At this time, there isn’t a way to remove yourself from the list. We recommend simply declining your appointment if you are called or do not sign-up for an appointment if you are emailed about an appointment.
The City of McKinney will use volunteers from our Citizen Corp partners including the Citizen’s Fire Academy Alumni Association (CFAAA) and Citizens on Patrol (COP).
Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2 -14 days after exposure. Symptoms range from mild to severe. Refer to the table for a list of symptoms and the type of action you should take based on your symptoms.
Please remember that emergency responders can not diagnose in the field. All individuals arriving at the ER are treated first - on the severity of their symptoms and second - on the order of arrival.
Two vaccines have been created to help prevent COVID-19, however, manufacture and distribution of the vaccines currently lags behind need and demand. Until you can get the vaccine, the best way to protect yourself from illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. Everyday preventative actions can help mitigate the spread of respiratory viruses including:
Yes, all persons 10 years or older are required to wear a face mask or covering per Executive Order GA 29.
No, if you are eating, drinking or seated for dining consumption a mask is not required.
No, if wearing a mask or face covering poses a significant mental or physical health risk you are not required to wear one.
If you want to help out the community by donating food, toiletries and other supplies, contact Volunteer McKinney.
During this time, Volunteer McKinney is coordinating services for non-profits in the city. Volunteer McKinney will send you and your gifts to where they are needed most right now.