COVID-19 vaccine is still in very limited supply and being prioritized to Phase 1A health care workers and first responders and to adults who meet the Phase 1B criteria (65 and older, or those with underlying medical conditions).
To register for the vaccine with GHD at this time, you need to be:
The vaccine is free. COVID-19 vaccinations are voluntary, GHD strongly recommends all eligible persons register to receive the vaccine. Those receiving the COVID-19 vaccine will have the immunization noted on their official IMMTRAC vaccine record.
Using the online form is the fastest way to get on the list. Please assist family and friends without internet access in completing the form if you are able. Those who are unable to complete the online form can register over the phone by calling the City of Garland’s COVID-19 Hotline at 972-205-3900, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The hotline is currently open seven days a week. Call volumes are anticipated to be high, exercise patience.
As we wait for additional COVID-19 vaccine shipments, we would like to remind you that each provider distributing the vaccine may approach the sign up process differently. You may register in multiple places. If you receive the vaccine through a different entity we ask that you send us an email, GPH@GarlandTX.gov so that we may remove you from our waiting list.
As of Jan. 18, 2021, GHD has only received and administered the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine consists of two doses, administered intramuscularly. The second dose should be administered 28 days after the initial dose. However, second doses administered as early as 24 days after the initial dose are still considered valid. There is no maximum number of days between the first and second doses for either vaccine. If the second Moderna vaccine dose is administered more than 1 month after the first, there is no need to restart the series.
When you receive the vaccine please ensure the second dose is the same type. Please use the V-Safe Health Checker if you have a smart phone. Or save the card provided at your first vaccination to keep track of which vaccine you received.
While each of us awaits our vaccines, please remain patient. It is critical that everyone continue to practice personal protective measures to prevent disease spread until vaccines are widely distributed throughout our nation.
As the state attempts to increase its capacity to provide COVID-19 vaccine, the Texas Department of State Health Services has selected the City of Garland Health Department to serve as one of several vaccination hubs in Dallas County. As a hub, Garland will receive larger shipments in the future and be able to serve more people.
See video recap of first days of Phase1A vaccine administration by GHD (12-29-2020):
Vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer have received approval from the FDA for emergency use. Testing has shown these vaccines to be 94 to 95% effective at preventing COVID-19. Getting the vaccine will be the best way to protect yourself and help stop the spread in our communities.