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Posted on: January 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Allen Fire Dept. to receive 2,000 COVID-19 shots, partnering with Allen ISD for distribution center

Allen Fire Department is partnering with Allen ISD to serve as a state distribution hub for COVID-19 vaccinations through use of Eagle Stadium for an appointment-only, drive-thru vaccination site.

Though vaccine manufacturing and availability is still limited, designation as a state distribution hub means AFD will receive larger quantities of vaccine on a more frequent schedule to administer. An upcoming shipment of 2,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from the Texas Department of State Health Services is expected to arrive this week.

Once vaccines are delivered and temperature-checked to confirm viability, appointments for qualifying individuals (Phase 1A and Phase 1B) will be offered via email on a first come, first served basis to those subscribed to Allen Fire Department’s vaccine appointment alerts. All individuals must sign up through this online scheduling system to secure a vaccine appointment. This process was created to give rapid online access to vaccine appointments to all individuals in phased groups as specified by state guidelines. Separate outreach efforts continue for Allen’s senior living communities and others who may not have access to email.

Those with a confirmed appointment will receive details on how to access the Eagle Stadium vaccination location. No drop-in appointments will be offered. Allen Fire Department is unable to reschedule missed appointments or transfer appointments to someone else. If receiving the shot due to your health care worker (Phase 1A) status, be prepared to show your workplace I.D.

Who qualifies to get a vaccine?

Allen Fire Department must follow Texas guidelines to distribute vaccines to priority groups first. Individuals who meet requirements provided by the state’s Phase 1A and Phase 1B definitions are currently eligible to receive the vaccine. To receive the Moderna vaccine, you must meet one of these definitions -AND- be at least 18 years old.

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