Allen Fire Department has been designated a state distribution hub for the COVID-19 vaccine and expects to receive larger vaccine deliveries as a result of this this designation. Individuals who wish to receive a COVID-19 vaccine from Allen Fire Department must:
- Be included in either Phase 1A or Phase 1B priority groups as defined by the State of Texas
- Register for vaccine appointment alerts through Allen Fire Department. At this time, email alerts will be the only way to view or schedule future appointments.
- Make an appointment after receiving an email notification. No vaccines will be given without an appointment.
Online appointments are required for all individuals to help us guarantee the availability of vaccines and streamline the distribution process. Separate outreach efforts continue for Allen's senior living communities and others who may not have access to email.
How does Allen's vaccine notification work?
Allen Fire Department uses email notification to alert all subscribers when appointments are made available. This process does not involve a numbered wait list or draw from external wait lists, such as those used by Collin County. You must click on the “Make an Appointment” button within this email to view available appointment times.
Vaccine supply is very limited compared to the number of email alert subscribers. Previous appointments have filled within minutes. If you get an error message, it's because other users are already completing reservations for the same time slot. You may have success if you try another time slot.
If you can't make an appointment this time - hang in there! Now that AFD has been named a state vaccine hub, we expect larger quantities and more frequent deliveries of vaccines in the future. The moment we receive them, we will offer up more appointments using an email just like this one.
AFD distribution hub
Allen Fire Department has partnered with Allen Independent School District to use Eagle Stadium for appointment-only, drive-through vaccinations. The parking lot provides adequate space for large-scale operations, allowing the administration of up to 1,000 vaccinations per day.
Other vaccine providers
Collin County has three additional state-designated distribution hubs, including:
|Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Plano||Website|
|Collin County Healthcare Services*||Website|
|McKinney Fire Department*||Website|
*Vaccine hubs operated by Collin County and the City of McKinney will schedule appointments from the Collin County waitlist.
Please reference the Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Locations map to find other distribution sites that may have vaccines available at this time.
Allen Fire Department does not control vaccine allotment or delivery schedules. Vaccine remains limited based on the capacity of the manufacturers to produce it, so it will take time for Texas to receive enough vaccine for all the people in the priority populations who want to be vaccinated.
With thousands of subscribers to our vaccine email notifications, allotted vaccines may not always meet the demand in our area. We know the appointment process can be frustrating while vaccine demand is high and availability is low. However, the supply is expected to increase in the coming months, and additional vaccines are in clinical trials and may be authorized by the Food and Drug Administration.
- Why is Allen Fire Department not using the County's wait list to administer vaccines?
- Who qualifies to get a vaccine?
- How do I make a vaccine appointment through Allen Fire Department?
- Why require a reservation/ticket?
- Are there any special circumstances that would allow an individual to request an appointment without going through the notification and online scheduling system?
- I just received an appointment alert. Why am I having trouble getting an appointment?
- Can you provide more advance notice on COVID vaccine availability?
- Are there other distribution sites in Allen or nearby?
- What should I expect on the day of my appointment?
- Do I have to get my vaccination in the city or county where I live?
- I received my first vaccination from Allen Fire Department. How do I arrange to receive the second dose?
- I received my first vaccination at a different location. Can I receive my second dose from Allen Fire Department?
- How many vaccines has AFD distributed so far?
- What information is available about COVID-19 vaccines?