COVID-19 Vaccine in Rockwall County

Where Can I Receive a COVID-19 Vaccine?

The State of Texas is allocating COVID-19 vaccine to two types of locations. The first type is a COVID-19 Vaccination Hub. These hubs are receiving large amounts of COVID-19 vaccine doses. You can receive a vaccination at any hub regardless if it is outside of Rockwall County. You can see a list of all vaccination hubs in the state and how to register for appointments and wait lists at the link below. 

Complete Texas Vaccination Hub providers with contact information

The second avenue to receive a COVID-19 vaccine is directly from a healthcare provider in Rockwall County. Healthcare providers receive allocations directly from the State of Texas in smaller numbers than vaccination hubs. You can see which healthcare providers in Rockwall County have received COVID-19 vaccines and how to create an appointment at each provider. 

These providers in Rockwall County have received the vaccine and this is their process to make an appointment or sign up for a waitlist:

  • The Health Center of Helping Hands - Received 400 doses on the week of 1/18/2021.
    • In coordination with RCOEM and Rockwall County, the Health Center of Helping Hands will soon receive a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine from the state. The limited allocation is designated for individuals qualified as 1A and then 1B per the CDC guidelines. Vaccinations will be administered by appointment only. Once the vaccine is available we will announce the online appointment scheduling site for registration. Please Check back on our social media sites for ongoing information. https://www.facebook.com/RockwallHelpingHands
  • Kroger Pharmacy 574 – received 100 doses on the week of 1/4/2021
  • Kroger Pharmacy 575 – received 100 doses on the week of 1/4/2021
  • Walgreens Ridge Rd – received 100 doses on the week of 1/4/2021
  • Walgreens Goliad St – received 100 doses on the week of 1/4/2021
  • Walgreens Rowlett – received 100 doses on the week of 1/4/2021
  • Tom Thumb Pharmacy Rowlett – received 100 doses on the week of 1/4/2021
  • Ridge Road Clinic – received 100 doses on the week of 1/4/2021
    • Dr. McKinney has already made appointments for all 100 doses as of 1/7/2020. To register for a waitlist for additional doses as they become available please call 972-771-8316.
  • William J Fieldsmith MD PA – received 200 doses on the week of 1/4/2021
    • Is currently vaccinated Phase 1A personnel and current patients in Phase 1B. For more information contact 469-769-5688.
  • Sandknop Health Group - received 500 doses on the week of 12/28/2020
    • "Please check our website for the most up to date information on COVID-19 vaccinations. We do not have the date of our next shipment."
    • To book an appointment, please go to: http://www.sandknophealth.com/

Who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at this time?We are here

Current limited vaccine supply will be distributed to individuals within the following DSHS-defined Phases:

Phase 1A

Direct healthcare workers (First and Second Tier) as defined within the DSHS Phase 1A Health Care Workers Definition

Residents of long-term care facilities

Phase 1B

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 

What are important things I should know after being vaccinated?

  • COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. The safety of the COVID-19 vaccine is a top priority.
  • Common side effects include pain or swelling on the arm where you got the shot. You may also experience fever, chills, tiredness, or headache.
  • If your side effects are worrying you or do not seem to be going away after a few days, contact your healthcare provider. If you get a COVID-19 vaccine and you think you might be having a severe allergic reaction after leaving the vaccination site, seek immediate medical care by calling 911.
  • Register for CDC v-safe. Use your smartphone to tell CDC about any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. You’ll also get reminders if you need a second vaccine dose.

REGISTER FOR V-SAFE

Remember most COVID-19 vaccines will require a second dose. Be aware of your vaccine provider's process for getting your second dose. It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines that require 2 shots may not protect you until a week or two after your second shot. It is important for all community members to continue using all of the tools available help stop the spread of COVID-19. Continue to cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others, stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live in your household, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often.