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Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) officials recently announced a new online portal to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. The inoculation is offered at no cost, and any resident can register, although priority will be given to health care workers, the elderly, and individuals who are at high risk of contracting the novel coronavirus or have one or more chronic health conditions. 

“TCPH will determine if you qualify for a vaccination at this time and then send you an email regarding your eligibility status,” a city statement read.

As of January 4, 22,776 individuals in Tarrant County have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Department of State Health Services, (DSHS) while nearly 1,000,000 vaccines have been shipped to vaccine providers in Texas. DSHS estimates that Tarrant County currently has around 40,000 active COVID-19 infections. COVID-19-related deaths have reached 352,000 in the United States. Around 1.5 million Texans have contracted the disease, including 137,518 documented infections in Tarrant County, and 1,458 Tarrant County residents have died from the disease. 

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While vaccination doses remain limited, a city statement read, quantities are expected to increase over the coming months. Tarrant County residents are encouraged to register now so county officials can better plan how to distribute the vaccine moving forward. 

“We understand that there has been some confusion about the vaccine availability, and we are doing our best to get the most accurate and current information out to residents,” said Brandon Bennett, Fort Worth health officer. “Distribution of this size is not something that is done on a regular basis, and the city is supporting Tarrant County as they try to get the vaccine to as many residents as possible.”

Details on which groups are currently prioritized for COVID-19 vaccinations can be found at DSHS’ website, and further information on the county’s vaccination plans can be found at TarrantCounty.com/CovidVaccine.

  

10 COMMENTS

    • There are a number of us older persons that are not really up to date on the computer systems, and has tried to register for the Covid-19 Vac., but can’t find out when and where!!! Is there one place we can connect, or go to for registation . I live in Fort Worth, Texas and there seems to be no one giving out locations. I most admit that because of my age, and for getting somethings, I may be missing something, but not something this important. Can you help?

  1. Thanks Mattie
    The number of senior citizens unable to access the registration site is numbered in the thousands.
    My wife and I, are lost and unable to contact, file or resister.
    Thanks for your post.
    William E. Dean and Brenda Dean

  2. I have been trying to register for both me and my husband (Jerry) and can’t seem to do that. We live in Ellis Co. Midlothian. When will the vaccine come to Midlothian? Gov. Abbott said that the vaccine can be given to others beside residence in Arlington.

  3. I’m in Group 1B and registered on 1/3. Since then there has been a total lack of information coming from Tarrant County Health. Friends in other counties are getting the vaccine in mass vaccination venues, while we in Tarrant seem to be lagging way behind. I plan to call our county judge this morning.

  4. I am from Johnson County and don’t know where to sign up. I tried Tarrant County and couldn’t find where to sign up. We need to find something clear and simple. Thanks.

  5. We registered during the first week of January. How can I make sure we properly registered and are on the list to receive the vaccine. I am 85 and my wife is 84.

  6. I am 77 years old b.d.9/10/43 I have tried and tried to register for a vaccine. Please sign me up. I live in Hurst.
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