COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATES
Please visit the Texas Department of Health and Safety website for the most up to date information and for a list of locations that currently offer the vaccine. https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/immunize/vaccine.aspx
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.
We appreciate the loyalty that patients have to Village Health Partners! We truly have the best patients. While we do anticipate receiving the vaccine, we do not have an estimated time of arrival. The distribution of this vaccine is unlike any other vaccine and we encourage patients to take full advantage of all of the opportunities they get to receive their vaccine from outside entities. We will collect the immunization information from you at your next visit. 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 here:
Personal Health Records
We continue to encourage patients to get their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they get an opportunity to do so. Many patients have reached out asking for a letter from their medical provider saying that they qualify for a specific phase. You don’t have to wait on us, though!
View your personal health records with ease by following this step-by-step guide! Your history can be accessed via patient portal simply using any device with internet access or by using the Healow mobile app on your smartphone or tablet.
Frequently Asked Questions
We've compiled your most frequently asked questions below.
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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.
Dr. Sander Gothard shares an important update on common questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.
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.