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Check to See if you Qualify for Phase 1B of the COVID-19 Vaccine

BY SARAH BAYS

Irving, Texas. January 4, 2021

In Texas, Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccination focuses on people for whom there is strong and consistent evidence that COVID-19 makes them more likely to become very sick or die.  Preventing the disease among people who have these risk factors will dramatically reduce the number of Texans who die from the disease and relieve pressure on the healthcare system by reducing hospital and ICU admissions.

Because Phase 1B provides vaccine to higher-risk people regardless of their work sector or status, it will provide protection for a number of critical populations at an increased risk of getting COVID-19: communities that are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and other chronic diseases; teachers and school staff who ensure that Texas children can learn in a safe environment; social services workers who ensure that those in need receive care and support; workers who maintain critical infrastructure to support the Texas economy; and other front-line workers who are unable to work remotely and so are more likely to be exposed.

Texas Phase 1B Vaccine Priorities

  • People 65 years of age and older
  • People 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, such as but not limited to:
    • Cancer
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
    • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
    • Solid organ transplantation
    • Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
    • Pregnancy
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

As Texas progresses into Phase 1B in the coming weeks, the state will work with vaccine providers and local partners to ensure that those that fall into the categories above have access to the vaccine.

Where can you get your vaccine?

To get a vaccine, use the online map by clicking on the following link: https://bit.ly/2WSDFZ2

In Irving, the following locations have vaccines available:

  • Baylor Scott and White Medical Center - Irving, 1901 N Macarthur Blvd, Irving TX 75061
  • Md Kids Pediatrics MacArthur, 1111 W Airport Fwy, Irving TX 75062
  • Healthcare Associates of Irving LLP, 3501 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75062
  • Christus Health Clinic - Irving, 919 Hidden Ridge, Irving, TX 75038
  • Healthcare Associates of Irving, 6161 N State Highway 161, Irving, TX 75038
  • USMD Las Colinas, 6750 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75039
  • Medical City Las Colinas, 6800 N Macarthur Blvd, Irving TX 75039

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