This post has been updated on January 15, 2021 to include the FAQ for the Fair Park COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site and DCHHS Vaccine Registration Hotline (see below).

Today, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) opened up a COVID-19 vaccination registration and pre-screening site for Dallas County residents in phase 1A or 1B, as outlined by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). While vaccine supply is extremely limited, DCHHS anticipates receiving additional supply in the coming weeks and months. The registration website is for vaccination eligibility only at DCHHS, and not for all providers within Dallas County.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said, “Right now, we have no remaining vaccine but expect more from the state soon. We still have people in phase 1A that must be given the vaccine even as we begin phase 1B. Currently, this DCHHS site will only sign up Dallas County residents and priority within 1B will be given to those with the highest vulnerability scores until more vaccine is available. Meanwhile, we are working with the DFW Hospital Council and others to ramp up equitable and rapid vaccinations countywide.”

Dallas County residents can to go https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/covid-19-vaccination.php to register, be pre-screened, and received additional information on the COVID-19 vaccine. Registrants will be notified of the next steps as additional vaccine becomes available. The registration is for Dallas County residents only who are in phase 1A or phase 1B as defined by DSHS.

Phase 1B recipients include:

  • People 65 years of age and older
  • People 16 years of age 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:
    • Cancer
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
    • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
    • Solid organ transplantation
    • Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
    • Pregnancy
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Alternately, you can also check the websites of vaccine providers listed on the Texas COVID‑19 Vaccine Availability map to see if they have enough vaccine supply at this time.

DCHHS Vaccine Registration Hotline 469-749-9900

Call the DCHHS Vaccine Registration Hotline at 469-749-9900 to register for the COVID-19 vaccine over the phone.

The hotline hours are Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Registration assistance is available in English and Spanish.

Llame a la línea directa del Departamento de Salud del Condado Dallas al 469-749-9900 para registrarse para la vacuna COVID-19.

El horario de servicio de atención es de lunes a viernes de 8 a.m a 5 p.m. La ayuda para la inscripción está disponible en inglés y español.

Fair Park COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site

Frequently Asked Questions/Preguntas Frecuentes

What documentation do I need to get the vaccine?
Answer: You will need to provide a photo ID, such as a driver’s license, passport, work ID, parish ID, library card, or other form of photo ID.

¿Qué documentación necesito para recibir la vacuna?
Respuesta: Deberá proporcionar una identificación con foto, como una licencia de conducir, pasaporte, matricula consular, identificación de trabajo o identificación parroquial, tarjeta de la biblioteca o cualquier otra forma de identificación con foto.

Do I need to be a US citizen in order to receive the vaccine?
Answer: No. The vaccine is available to anyone who wants it. No questions about citizenship status will be asked.

¿Tengo que ser ciudadano estadounidense para recibir la vacuna?
Respuesta: No. La vacuna está disponible para cualquier persona que la desee. No se harán preguntas sobre su estatus migratorio.

How much will it cost me to receive the vaccine?
Answer: The vaccine will be provided free of charge to anyone who wants it. For people with insurance, your insurance will cover any administration fee charged by the provider. If you have health insurance, please bring your insurance information. People without insurance will not be charged an administration fee.

¿Cuánto me costará recibir la vacuna?
Respuesta: La vacuna se proporcionará de forma gratuita a quien la desee. Para las personas con seguro, su seguro cubrirá cualquier tarifa administrativa cobrada por el proveedor. Si tiene seguro médico, traiga la información de su seguro. A las personas sin seguro no se les cobrará una tasa administrativa.

How will DCHHS validate underlying conditions?
Answer: DCHHS will ask for documentation showing your birthdate to determine age-based eligibility, such as a driver’s license or birth certificate.

¿Cómo validará DCHHS las condiciones subyacentes?
Respuesta: DCHHS le pedirá documentación que muestre su fecha de nacimiento para determinar la elegibilidad basada en la edad, como una licencia de conducir o un certificado de nacimiento.

How do I monitor for side effects and report them?
Answer: DCHHS will have trained medical staff on-site to monitor people for side effects to the vaccine. People will be required to wait for a minimum observation period of 15 minutes following vaccination. Persons with a history of a reaction of any severity to a vaccine will be required to wait for 30 minutes. More detailed instructions about how to monitor and report side effects will be provided to you when you check-in to receive the vaccine.

¿Cómo puedo controlar los efectos secundarios y notificarlos?
Respuesta: DCHHS contará con personal médico capacitado en el lugar para monitorear a las personas en busca de efectos secundarios de la vacuna. Las personas deberán esperar un período mínimo de observación de 15 minutos después de la vacunación. Las personas con antecedentes
de una reacción de cualquier gravedad a una vacuna deberán esperar 30 minutos. Se le proporcionarán instrucciones más detalladas sobre cómo monitorear e informar los efectos secundarios cuando se registre para recibir la vacuna.

How do I get my second dose? What happens if I only get one dose?
Answer: When you receive your initial dose of the vaccine, we will schedule an appointment for you to get your second dose. People need both doses of the vaccination for full protection. It is important that you get the second shot even if you have side effects from the first shot, unless the vaccination
provider or your healthcare provider tells you not to get the shot. If you choose to get only one dose, the amount of protection you may have is not known.

¿Cómo obtengo mi segunda dosis? ¿Qué sucede si solo obtengo una dosis?
Respuesta: Cuando reciba su dosis inicial de la vacuna, programaremos una cita para que reciba su segunda dosis. Necesitará ambas dosis de la misma vacuna para una máxima protección. Es importante que reciba la segunda inyección incluso si tiene efectos secundarios con la primera, a
menos que el proveedor de la vacuna o su proveedor de atención médica le indiquen que no se vacune. Si elige recibir solo una dosis, se desconoce la cantidad de protección que puede tener.

Does every vaccine need a second dose?
Answer: Both of the vaccines currently available in the U.S. need two doses to ensure maximum effectiveness. You will need two doses from the same manufacturer, spaced 21 or 28 days apart, depending on which vaccine you receive. You will get full protection from the vaccine usually 1–2 weeks after getting your second dose. DCHHS will notify you of which vaccine you receive and schedule your next appointment accordingly.

¿Todas las vacunas necesitan una segunda dosis?
Respuesta: Ambas vacunas actualmente disponibles en los EE.UU. necesitan dos dosis para garantizar máxima efectividad y protección. Necesitará dos dosis del mismo fabricante, separadas por 21 o 28 días. Recibirá protección completa de la vacuna generalmente 1 a 2 semanas después de recibir su segunda dosis.

Will I still need to wear a mask and socially distance?
Answer: Yes. We know the vaccines do a good job of preventing you from getting sick. However, we do not know yet if they also stop you from transmitting the virus to others. After you get the vaccine, you will still need to keep wearing a mask, social distance, and wash hands often.

¿Seguiré necesitando usar una máscara y distanciarme socialmente?
Respuesta: Sí. Sabemos que las vacunas hacen un buen trabajo al prevenir que usted se enferme. Sin embargo, aún no sabemos si también le impiden transmitir el virus a otras personas. Después de recibir la vacuna, deberá seguir usando una máscara, mantener distanciamiento social y lavarse las manos con frecuencia.