Collin County confirmed to open a vaccination hub. It just didn't have vaccines.
Today, the county announced that approx. 7,000 doses will be coming by next week and they may be able to vaccinate as many as 6,000 people per day by the end of the month.
County Commissioner Darrell Hale said firefighters with the McKinney, Allen, and Frisco fire departments are among those who received the vaccine from that first shipment. But there are so many first responders who still need to get their first dose.
Hale said, "We still have some to go."
"I think you’ll find statewide that the 1As still have not been vaccinated completely in any particular county."
Collin County Health Care Services and the McKinney and Allen fire departments to get 2,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine. Nearly 1,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be shipped to a local hospital not yet identified.
They will all be administered to more frontline workers, first responders, and some in group 1B.
McKinney Fire Chief Daniel Kistner said, "Vaccinating the community, I think right now it’s an all-hands-on deck."
"Right now, we’re just asking people who are in the 1A, 1B category to fill that form out and we just go down the list."
Collin County commissioners hope the mega vaccination center they approved earlier this week will be up and running by Jan. 25.