COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATES
Vaccines are currently available at Legacy Medical Village, Independence Medical Village and McKinney Medical Village. Patients with appointments at Village Health Partners will be offered a vaccine while they are in the office.
Vaccinating our community is a multi-prong approach with many pharmacies, hospitals, and other medical practices working towards one common goal - to vaccinate our community so that we reach herd immunity and put an end to COVID-19.
You can find a map of who is offering the vaccine and information for each of the phases on the Texas Department of Health and Safety website below.
Please text your zip code to 438829 (getvax) to receive information on vaccines available near you.
Uber is offering FREE rides (up to $25 each way) to and from vaccination centers across the country until July 4, 2021.
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Update Published on June 16, 2021
Village Health Partners currently has first and second dose Moderna vaccines available at Legacy Medical Village, Independence Medical Village and McKinney Medical Village. Vaccines are available during regular business hours and are offered to patients during their appointment.
Update Published on May 17, 2021
Last week, the FDA amended the initial Emergency Use Authorization issued for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to now include individuals 12 years of age and older.
Update Published on April 13, 2021
Effective immediately, the CDC and FDA have placed a pause on all administration of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine until further notice. They will be reviewing recent reports of blood clots (IE, brain cavernous sinus thrombosis associated with low platelets) in six individuals 6 to 13 days after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare and are being further evaluated to ensure vaccine safety. People who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine who develop a severe headache, chest pain, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should seek immediate care. If you do NOT have the above symptoms, then nothing needs to be done.
Update Published on March 2, 2021
Dallas has opened it's FEMA mass vaccination site at Fair Park where they plan to administer thousands of COVID-19 vaccines to get North Texans vaccinated more quickly. FEMA's goal is to administer 3,000 first doses of the Pfizer vaccine each day over a three-week period, as well as 3,000 second doses of Pfizer in three weeks. This program will work in conjunction with Dallas County's vaccine distribution, pulling eligible registrants from the county's registration system. Residents must be within Phase 1a or 1b and live in the following priority 17 zip codes: 75042, 75061, 75150, 75210, 75211, 75212, 75215, 75216, 75217, 75220, 75224, 75227, 75228, 75231, 75237, 75241 and 75243. To register for a COVID-19 vaccine through Dallas County online please visit https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/vaccine-landing.php.
Additionally there are two other Texas FEMA sites located in Arlington and Houston. The Arlington mass vaccination site will be at Globe Life Field for the first month of operation before moving to AT&T Stadium. This location plans to administer approximately 21,000 vaccines each week while prioritizing individuals 65 years of age and older with chronic health conditions. To join Arlington's vaccine waitlist, eligible individuals in Phase 1a or 1b can register at https://tcph.quickbase.com/db/bq3q4uet8
Update Published on February 25, 2021
Every person that gets vaccinated puts us one step closer to reclaiming our lives and creates a safer place for all. #ThisIsOurWhy
Haven't registered yet? Click here: bit.ly/vaccinehubs
Update Published on February 16, 2021
Together, our team members continue to strive towards herd immunity. We hope you will make the same choice for our community and beyond. Although there is currently a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines, the availability in Texas has increased for eligible individuals through vaccine hubs. To sign up for a vaccine hub near you, please visit https://bit.ly/vaccinehubs.
Update Published on January 18, 2021
Village Health Partners continues to make progress on getting approved for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. While we do anticipate to receive the vaccine, we do not have an estimated time of arrival. There is no current sign-up form at Village Health Partners.
The state of Texas has a plan to help patients get their vaccines soon! Large vaccine hubs have been developed to make vaccinations more accessible to the communities that need them, while also serving larger groups of people quickly. Hub locations will continue to be added each week as the vaccine supply increases. If eligible, we encourage you to register through a local hub as it will be the fastest way to obtain your COVID-19 vaccine.
To sign up for a location near you, please visit https://bit.ly/vaccinehubs for a complete list of COVID-19 vaccine hub providers.
There are limited vaccines available, and we want you to be protected as early as possible. We support these vaccine hubs and hope you can take advantage of these opportunities! If you do receive your vaccine outside of Village Health Partners, please keep your immunization card and we will collect this information from you at your next visit.
We are passionate about making a difference in the lives of our community, and we hope you will do your part too! Our employees have already started to receive their COVID-19 mRNA vaccinations. We encourage you to do the same by taking advantage of the opportunities offered through the COVID-19 vaccine hubs locally across DFW. In order to win the battle against COVID-19, we must reach herd immunity to protect ourselves and most importantly, each other.
Update Published on January 11, 2021
Please do not be alarmed by the multiple variants that have recently been discovered worldwide. The COVID-19 vaccine works for most new variants but this will change - as it often does - with time. The current variants of the COVID-19 virus ALL still have the spike protein, and this spike protein is the target of all the current vaccines. Therefore, we presume this vaccine will be effective for the majority of the virus variants that are presently emerging. This may change in the future and the vaccines will need to be modified when a resistant variant is found.
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Update Published on January 5, 2021
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Update Published on December 30, 2020
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Texas is ramping up with COVID-19 vaccine administration, and today many places announced that they were starting with Phase 1B.
Village Health Partners WILL be receiving the COVID-19 vaccine soon, but we do not have a date or timeline yet.
If you would like to get the vaccine as soon as it is available to you, we encourage you to review the Texas Department of Health Service's website. Information on what each phase means and a list of all medical facilities that offer the vaccine are included in the following link: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/immunize/vaccine.aspx
As soon as Village Health Partners is ready to provide this vaccine for patients, we will communicate it through email, social media, and our website. There is no sign-up form or pre-registration form for our location at this time.
If you are a Village Health Partners patient, and you receive your vaccine outside of Village Health Partners, please hold on to your proof of immunization card. We will collect this information from you at your next appointment.
Update Published on December 29, 2020
Dr. Eppich shares information on the COVID-19 vaccine in the video below.
Update Published on December 23, 2020
The state has released a project plan, which includes the following list of vulnerable and frontline populations, as defined by the CDC.
Healthcare personnel (Acute Care Hospital, EMS, Long-Term Care, Pharmacy, All Other Healthcare)
Other frontline workers
Long-term care facility residents
People with underlying medical conditions
People 65 years of age and older
People from racial and ethnic minority populations
People from tribal communities
People who are incarcerated/detained
People experiencing homelessness/living in shelters
People attending colleges and universities
People living and working in other congregate settings
People living in rural communities
People with disabilities
People who are uninsured or underinsured
Please note that Village Health Partners will be required by law to follow the guidelines set by the state.
We've received several questions regarding a "sign up sheet". There is no signup sheet or action that patients need to take at this time.
Dr. Eppich answers the first round of commonly asked COVID-19 vaccine questions in the video below.
Update Published on December 13, 2020
Dr. Keith Eppich provides a video message for all Village Health Partners patients. View this brief 5-minute video below to learn if the COVID-19 vaccine will be offered at Village Health Partners, when you'll be able to get it, who can get vaccinated first and much more.
Update Published on December 11, 2020
Dr. Keith Eppich shares a podcast that provides information on how priority lists are determined, the vaccine process, and more.
The New York Times shares a "Prioritization Tool" to help us all understand where we would be in a virtual line of 100 people.