By Chris Hill, County Judge
|DSHS to provide 6000 vaccine doses to Collin County|
This morning, DSHS committed to send 6,975 doses of the Moderna vaccine to Collin County next week.
In conversations between Collin County and DSHS yesterday afternoon, Collin County Health Care Services (CCHCS) staff confirmed that CCHCS and our local city/ISD partners are ready to administer 2,000 vaccines doses per day right now. Additionally, pursuant to a partnership with a private sector partner, CCHCS will be able to increase to 6,000 doses per day (at each location) on January 25. Our local partners have already provided multiple locations.
CCHCS has officially requested 10,000 doses immediately; 14,000 doses for the week of January 18; and 42,000 doses for the week of January 25 and each week after.
DSHS officials have confirmed the following vaccine shipments to Collin County next week:
2,000 doses (Moderna vaccine) to CCHCS
2,000 doses (Moderna vaccine) to McKinney Fire Department
2,000 doses (Moderna vaccine) to Allen Fire Department
975 doses (Pfizer vaccine) to a local hospital, not yet identified
CCHCS staff will immediately begin contacting individuals from the vaccine wait list to schedule appointments for next week.
The vaccine waiting list hosted by Collin County is open to all Texans who are eligible according to the DSHS Phase 1A and Phase 1B definitions.