Denton County residents can now sign up for a waitlist to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on the new Vaccine Interest Portal at DentonCounty.gov/COVID19vaccine.
For all the details, including who is eligible to receive a vaccine, when, and where, visit the new Denton County Public Health COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard. The mass-vaccination clinics at Texas Motor Speedway were postponed the week of Feb. 15, 2021, due to extreme winter weather, but have since resumed. Call the DCPH vaccine hotline at 940-349-2585 to confirm your status.
Residents with vaccine appointments who may need help with transportation to the clinics may request free rides through a partnership between Denton County, the Denton County Transportation Authority, and Span Inc. More information is available on the Denton County website.
As of March 2021, three COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Vaccine will be shipped directly to enrolled COVID-19 vaccine providers as allocated by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Texas DSHS has announced that starting Monday, March 29, all Texans will be eligible to receive a vaccine. Until then, current limited vaccine supply will be distributed to individuals within the following DSHS-defined Phases:
- Direct healthcare workers (First and Second Tier) as defined within the DSHS Phase 1A Health Care Workers Definition
- Residents of long-term care facilities
- People 65 years of age and older
- People 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, such as but not limited to:
- Chronic kidney disease
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
- Solid organ transplantation
- Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
- People 50 to 64 years of age
Additionally, if you are in an eligible phase or category, you may visit the Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Locations map to see if and where you might be able to get a vaccine. Remember, your ability to get a vaccine will depend on vaccine availability at your provider’s office, clinic, or facility. Please call ahead to your provider.