Everyone age 12 and older is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas. The change was announced this week when the Pfizer vaccine was approved for use in 12-15 year olds. Previously the Pfizer vaccine was approved for people ages 16 and older. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are only approved for people ages 18 and up.
Dallas County is now offering vaccines at its Fair Park Community Vaccination Center with no appointment needed, although scheduling your shot in advance will speed up the process. Dallas County residents can to go here to register and make an appointment for their vaccine. Individuals may also call 1-888-IMMUNE9 (855-466-8639) for an appointment. Appointments are still required to receive a vaccine at one of Collin County’s providers. For a list of providers and to register, click here. A number of pharmacies including CVS, Walgreen’s and Walmart, as well as doctor’s offices also have shots available, some with no appointment required. For more information on vaccine providers, visit www.cor.net/coronavirus and click COVID-19 Vaccination Update.