Of the 79 vaccination hubs in Texas, 13 are in Dallas-Fort Worth according to a Dallas Morning News article published on January 10th. In it they say:
“In Dallas County, the county health department, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Health and Hospital System, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, and the City of Garland Health Department are designated as hubs by the Department of State Health Services. In Tarrant County, the county health department, Texas Health Resources and the Arlington Fire Department are designated by the state as hubs. There are four hubs in Collin County: the Allen Fire Department, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center at Plano, the City Of McKinney Fire Department and Collin County Healthcare Services. The thirteenth hub is the Denton County health department.”
If you are part of Phase 1A or Phase 1B of immunization, you can go to any vaccination hubs regardless of where in Texas you live to get vaccinated. For anyone else, you have to set an appointment for this batch and future batches of the vaccine according to an NBC 5 DFW article from January 15th. In it they say:
“From now on, Dallas County officials said Friday it will be appointments only for future COVID-19 vaccinations after two days of confusion and long waits for walk-up vaccines with no appointment. That announcement came on the same day that Dallas County reported 2,817 new COVIDovid-19 cases and 24 more deaths. The line of waiting cars stretched a mile from Fair Park Friday afternoon and some people said it took six hours to make it through the line and get vaccinated.”
Given that last line, if you want to get vaccinated, it’s best to set an appointment as soon as you possibly can to avoid any preventable delays.