Who qualifies to get a vaccine?

Vaccines are distributed only to Phase 1A and Phase 1B qualifying groups at this time, per Texas guidelines. Allen Fire Department cannot make judgements or use a person’s health data to assess priority to some individuals over others.

Phase 1A definitions include:

  • Front-line hospital workers
  • Long-term care staff, including custodial and food service staff
  • Emergency response personnel
  • Home health workers
  • Residents of long-term care facilities

Phase 1B definitions include:

  • People 65 years of age and older
  • People 16 years of age and older (or 18 years and older if receiving the Moderna vaccine) 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:
    • Cancer
    • 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)
    • Pregnancy
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

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1. Why is Allen Fire Department not using the County's wait list to administer vaccines?
2. Who qualifies to get a vaccine?
3. How do I make a vaccine appointment through Allen Fire Department?
4. Why require a reservation/ticket?
5. Are there any special circumstances that would allow an individual to request an appointment without going through the notification and online scheduling system?
6. I just received an appointment alert. Why am I having trouble getting an appointment?
7. Can you provide more advance notice on COVID vaccine availability?
8. Are there other distribution sites in Allen or nearby?
9. What should I expect on the day of my appointment?
10. Do I have to get my vaccination in the city or county where I live?
11. If I received my first shot from AFD, what is the process for receiving the second dose?
12. I received my first vaccination at a different location. Can I receive my second dose from Allen Fire Department?
13. How many vaccines has AFD distributed so far?
14. What information is available about COVID-19 vaccines?
15. How soon can I receive my second shot?