Why is Allen Fire Department not using the County's wait list to administer vaccines?

Allen Fire Department established its notification list and process prior to the launch of the Collin County portal, and hoped to maintain the integrity of that list of subscribers and honor the process originally established (to serve as notification of vaccine availability with access to online appointments), as they believed it would be the fastest way to begin administering the vaccine. 

As the primary goal is to distribute vaccines as quickly as possible, by using a “first-come, first served” appointment process, we are able to start scheduling and administering shots within hours of receiving vaccine deliveries. This allows us to devote our resources to giving vaccines rather than needing dedicated staff to schedule thousands of individual appointments moving down a priority list if someone doesn’t reply in a timely manner. 

By prioritizing speed, we are able to ultimately provide greater protection to all residents by improving community immunity for all, whether you have received your shot yet or not. Using all shots quickly also helps us justify requests for larger and more frequent vaccine allotments when requesting new doses from state distributors, leading to greater availability in our region.

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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?