The Garland Health Department (GHD) is collecting names of persons to register for the COVID-19 vaccine waiting-list. Vaccination events will not be scheduled until additional vaccine supply is received.
COVID-19 vaccine is still in very limited supply and being prioritized to Phase 1A health care workers and first responders. A small number of vaccine may be available through GHD for 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:
While the initial allocation of vaccines is for Garland, Rowlett, and Sachse we anticipation future allocations will be available for anyone who qualifies, regardless of residency.
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.
*The COVID-19 Call Center will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
As we wait for another COVID-19 vaccine shipment, 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.
GHD utilized doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to vaccinate individuals included in Phase 1A – frontline healthcare workers such as firefighters, EMTs, school nurses and long-term care facility residents and staff. We only have enough vaccines at the time to complete Phase 1A. We will begin providing vaccinations to those in Phase 1B (those age 65+ and those with underlying health conditions) when additional vaccine shipments arrive. We do not have a time-frame for those shipments at this time.
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.
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.