COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Ellis County Vaccine Initiative
All adults in Texas may now register for a COVID-19 vaccine at the Ellis County Hub. Click the link below to the Baylor Scott & White patient portal to register for MyBSWHealth. Those registered will be notified of available vaccine appointments. Visit the Ellis County website for more information on the Ellis County Vaccine Initiative.
Step One: Register as a patient on the Baylor Scott & White Patient Portal App (see step-by-step instructions).
Step Two: Once registered, Baylor Scott and White will contact eligible individuals to schedule their appointments based on priority and available vaccine.
Call Baylor Scott and White at (844) 279-8222 if you don't see an appointment for the Ellis County hub or for other assistance.
Vaccine Distribution Plan
The distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is being coordinated by the Texas State Department of Health Services (DSHS). DSHS has outlined a plan for vaccine distribution on their website. Currently, vaccines are being prioritized first to health care workers, first responders, and residents of long-term care facilities (Phase 1A). Next, vaccines are to be provided to people age 65 and older and people 16 years of age with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the Coronavirus (Phase 1B).
As of March 2, 2021, education and child care personnel became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination in Texas and may sign up to receive the vaccine at any vaccination hub or provider. For additional information about eligibility, visit the Department of State Health Services.
As of March 15, 2021, the Texas Department of State Health Services will open up group 1C by expanding COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to people 50 to 64 years old. Find more information about the 1C definition here.
As of March 29, 2021, all adults in Texas are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. DSHS directs vaccine providers to continue to prioritize people who are the most at risk of severe disease, hospitalization and death, such as older adults.
Vaccine Provider List & Links
Baylor Scott & White Patient Portal (Register for MyBSWHealth and people who are in groups 1A and 1B will be contacted to make an appointment at the Ellis County vaccine hub.)
Tarrant County Public Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Registration (open to Ellis County residents in groups 1A and 1B)
Dallas County COVID-19 Vaccine Registration (no residency requirement for people in groups 1A and 1B)
Each week, the state releases the list of all providers in Texas receiving vaccine. Providers are setting priorities for vaccinations based on the state’s guidelines. Before calling the provider to check on availability, check the provider’s website. Many providers give vaccine availability information on their websites and are also in the process of implementing registration systems.
VACCINE PROVIDER WEBSITES
Helpful Vaccine Information
Providers require no documentation of eligibility at vaccine appointment.
Residency is not required to receive a vaccine from the pharmacies and health care providers on the list.
Residency is not required by county health departments providing the vaccine.
Providers may charge for the vaccine. Health insurance plans may cover the cost of the vaccine, so bring insurance information.
Both the COVID‑19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna require two shots to be effective. Both doses need to be from the same manufacturer, spaced 21 or 28 days apart. Full protection from the vaccine usually occurs 1–2 weeks after getting the second dose.