County-wide vaccine partnership announced
Collin County Judge Chris Hill announced a Vaccine partnership with local cities on Jan. 8. Anna and Melissa joined 23 other municipalities in the cooperative effort to assist with COVID-19 vaccine registration and distribution.
“I'm proud of the team at Collin County Health Care Services (CCHCS), Collin College, and our local cities who are partnering to serve Collin County families during the pandemic,” Hill said. “Together we stand ready and prepared to assist in vaccine administration once Texas' Department of State Health Services (DSHS) provides vaccine doses to our county.”
Per the agreement, cities will share resources to assist with the county’s vaccination efforts. They along with county officials and Collin College will jointly use the new vaccine registration website that was created on Jan. 5.
A of Jan. 8, more than 68,000 Collin County residents had added their names to the online waiting list.
Access to the vaccine remains limited. Country officials say that due to the capacity of manufacturers to produce it, the vaccine may not be readily available to most Texans until late spring or even early summer.
So far, Collin County has only received 1,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine. All of them have already been administered. According to the Department of State Health Services, approximately 200,000 doses of the vaccine will be distributed across the state this week. However, it is unclear how many of them will be sent to Collin County.
More information on healthcare providers who have the vaccine as well as updated COVID-19 vaccination information can be found on the Collin County website, collincountytx.gov.