Frisco Prepares to Open Vaccine Hub First Week in FebruaryPlease see the following announcement from the City of Frisco.
(January 29, 2021) The City of Frisco is preparing to open a vaccine hub next week after the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) approved 7,800 doses of the Pfizer vaccine be allotted to the city. “We’re grateful to the state and happy to be awarded the vaccines so our city team can continue our efforts to help keep the public healthy,” said Mayor Jeff Cheney. “We’ve had an internal Vaccine Team in place since the beginning of January, anxiously waiting for a green light. Our city team gained a great deal of experience from hosting a successful testing site since August. We’re looking forward to vaccinating as many folks as possible.” Frisco submitted its application to DSHS to become a vaccine hub on January 4. The city’s internal Vaccine Team, lead by the Frisco Fire Department and its Emergency Management Division, was assembled January 5. Since then, the team has been preparing to host a vaccine site. “Once we receive the vaccine, we’re prepared to open 24-hours later,” said Chief Mark Piland, Frisco Fire Department. “Look for online registration to open Monday (February 1) to book appointments,” added Mayor Cheney. The City of Frisco will use its city newsletter, Focal Point, to notify people when online registration opens for booking appointments. Follow this link to subscribe or go to e-News or Focal Point web pages. Texans who may receive the COVID-19 vaccine now include those who qualify under Phase 1A (PDF) and Phase 1B (PDF) Phase 1A includes front-line healthcare workers and residents at long-term care facilities. Phase 1B recipients include people who are: • 65 years and older • 16 years and older 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: o Cancer o Chronic kidney disease o COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) o Down Syndrome o Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies o Solid organ transplantation o Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30kg/m2 or higher) o Pregnancy o Sickle cell disease o Type 2 diabetes mellitus In December, Frisco was approved as a vaccine site and administered 327 doses to city EMS, police officers, 911 dispatchers and other city employees who qualified under Phase 1B. Since August 3, 2020, the City of Frisco has been hosting a free, COVID-19 testing site where more than 114,000 tests have been administered.