COVID-19 Vaccine in Rockwall County
- Rockwall County/Helping Hands Vaccine Waitlist
- There are currently over 20,000 people currently on the waitlist as of 3/1.
- You will not be told your place in line when you register.
- You will receive an email and/or a text message when it is your turn to schedule an appointment for your first and second dose.
- For those on the waitlist, watch your junk/spam email folder and your phone for information regarding your appointment.
- County partners will not be offering the 2nd dose to those that received their 1st dose SOMEWHERE ELSE before everyone on the waitlist receives their 1st. It is best to try and get the 2nd dose from the same provider that administered the 1st.
2nd Dose Information
Helping Hands is administering second doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Rockwall County Library on 3/2 & 3/3. Helping Hands is sending text messages to people who received a first dose of Pfizer at the library last month. To receive a second dose from Helping Hands you must have your CDC vaccination card from Helping Hands and be in the Helping Hands database showing you received your first dose. If you received your first dose of Pfizer from Helping Hands at the library and you have not received a text message, please call Helping Hands at (972) 772-8194.
- Rockwall County COVID-19 Vaccination News
- Rockwall County Vaccine FAQ
- Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Availability Map
- Texas DSHS COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- Texas DSHS COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard
- Rockwall County Volunteer Survey
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
- Texas Health Resources Primary Care Providers
- Primary Care Doctors within the Texas Health Resources System are receiving doses from the Texas Health Resources System. For information about receiving a vaccine from Texas Health Resources please visit their website.
- Texas Health Resources COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- Baylor Scott & White Health
- "Baylor Scott & White is now vaccinating Texans who meet Phase 1A and Phase 1B criteria, as informed by state and federal guidance. We are messaging those at the highest risk of severe illness from COVID-19 to schedule an appointment for the vaccine through our digital portal, MyBSWHealth."
- Baylor Scott & White Covid-19 Vaccine
- Rockwall Fire Department
- The next 500 people on the Rockwall County / Helping Hands Waitlist have been contacted and will be making their appointment to receive a vaccine on 2/9 through a partnership with Star Wellness, Rockwall Fire Department, and Rockwall County Lakeshore Church.
- Rockwall Fire Department received 500 first doses on 2/8/2021, 2000 first doses on 2/25/2021, 3,500 first doses on 3/1/2021.
- The Health Center of Helping Hands
- In coordination with the Rockwall County Emergency Management Office and Rockwall County, The Health Center of Helping Hands has received a limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine from the state. The limited allocation is designated for individuals qualified as 1A and then 1B priority per the CDC guidelines and for the first dose only. Vaccinations will be administered by appointment only and will be on a first come, first served basis. Once the appointment times have been filled, any further patients will be placed on a waiting list. The waiting list can be found here Helping Hands Waitlist. This link will not be posted on the Rockwall County Helping Hands website. Please follow Rockwall County Helping Hands social media sites for ongoing information.
- Received 400 first doses on the week of 1/18/2021, 200 first doses on 1/25/2021, 1,000 first doses on 2/1/2021, 1,000 first doses on 2/25/2021.
- DSHS Region 3 Field Office
- This field office is located in Kaufman County, but it serves Kaufman, Rockwall, and parts of Ellis County.
- To get on the waiting list call 972-932-9191. They cannot answer all of the calls, so please leave a message and call back if your call is not answered.
- Received 100 doses on the week of 1/25/20, Received 100 doses on 2/25/2021.
- CVS Pharmacy
- CVS is receiving allocations of vaccine directly from the federal government. For information about being vaccinated at CVS and to see if an appointment is available please visit cvs.com/coronavirus
- Kroger Pharmacy
- When appointments are available, they can be made at https://www.kroger.com/rx/guest/get-vaccinated
- Kroger 574 received 100 first doses on the week of 1/4/2021.
- Kroger 575 received 100 first doses on the week of 1/4/2021.
- "Residents that have received their Dose 1 Moderna shots from Walgreens at the beginning of January, can now schedule appointments through www.walgreens.com/covid19vac for the dates of 2/5 – 2/9. All three locations in Rockwall County are EXPECTED to receive the vaccine. No additional shots will be able to be provided for dose 1, due to the amount that the state is providing. "
- Ridge Road location received 100 first doses on the week of 1/4/2021.
- Goliad Street location received 100 first doses on the week of 1/4/2021.
- Rowlett location received 100 first doses on the week of 1/4/2021.
- Tom Thumb Pharmacy
- To register for Tom Thumb’s waitlist visit https://www.tomthumb.com/my-vaccine-communication.html
- You must create a Tom Thumb account and be signed in.
- Those that are not eligible at this time will not be allowed to schedule a vaccine.
- Rowlett location received 100 first doses on the week of 1/4/2021.
- Ridge Road Clinic
- To register for a waitlist for additional doses as they become available please call 972-771-8316.
- Received 100 first doses on the week of 1/4/2021 and 100 second doses received on the week of 2/1/2021.
- William J Fieldsmith MD PA
- Is currently vaccinated Phase 1A personnel and current patients in Phase 1B. For more information contact 469-769-5688.
- Received 200 first doses on the week of 1/4/2021 and 200 second doses received on the week of 2/1/2021.
- Sandknop Health Group
- "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/
- Received 500 first doses on the week of 12/28/2020 and 500 second doses received on the week of 1/18/2021.
- Health Care Associates of Texas
- To register for a waitlist visit https://healthcareassociates.com/
- Received 100 doses on the week of 12/28/2020 and 100 second doses received on the week of 1/18/2021.
Who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at this time?
Current limited vaccine supply will be distributed to individuals within the following DSHS-defined Phases:
Direct healthcare workers (First and Second Tier) as defined within the DSHS Phase 1A Health Care Workers Definition
Residents of long-term care facilities
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:
- 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)
- 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.
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.
Volunteering to assist with vaccinations:
In anticipation of receiving large amounts of the vaccine as early as next week Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with Helping Hands, continues to look for volunteers to assist with Covid-19 mass vaccination operations. At this time, we are looking to determine volunteers' availability. This is not a deployment request or a commitment to assist on any specific date or time. If a volunteer's availability changes, they can go back to this form and edit availability.
Rockwall County will provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to any volunteer who assists, and social distancing will be in place during mass vaccination operations. The safety of our volunteers is of the utmost importance. There is something for everyone if you want to assist Rockwall County to get past COVID-19. Some of the positions include:
- Vaccinators (Licensed Medical Professionals permitted to administer vaccinations)
- Observers (able to observe people for up to 30 minutes after receiving vaccinations)
- Traffic Management
- Data Entry
- Administrative Assistance
Please complete the Volunteer Survey here: https://forms.gle/DH1LaDK1UdT5yAEN7 if you are interested in assisting with COVID-19 mass vaccination efforts in Rockwall County. Feel free to forward this to any individual/business/non-profit or volunteer organization who may be interested.
We appreciate any help you can provide. Your assistance is needed and appreciated.