Almost a month after requesting state permission, the Stonebriar Centre Mall in Frisco has started inoculating people against COVID-19. Appointments are being taken and waiting times are low.
This move took patience. The city of Frisco showed that it was prepared to have an operational hub and could give the doses to people within 24 hours after receiving state approval.
The system used in Frisco is different compared to what’s happening in other vaccine locations in Collin County
The city makes new appointments every evening through its website for the next day. Once the available spots for one day are taken the eligible people will have to bide their time until the next evening to find more openings.
A very promising start based on trust
The city hub has 7,800 doses to start with and its positive record helped set the foundation for becoming an ongoing hub for immunization.
A winning point long term: Frisco has the ability to store the Pfizer vaccine
Unlike other locations where Moderna doses are distributed because they only require refrigeration, the Frisco Stonebriar Centre Mall has the facilities needed to keep the Pfizer vaccine at very low temperatures.
Who can get the vaccine now?
According to the State of Texas vaccine distribution guidelines the first vaccines are allocated for:
Phase 1A: Front-line healthcare workers and residents at long-term care facilities
Phase 1B: People 65+ or people 16+ with a health condition that increases risk of severe COVID‑19 illness.
How to book your appointment?
To register for an appointment follow this link.