COVID-19 Vaccine Update – Jan 6 2021


Published: January 6, 2021
Categories: Faculty & StaffHSC Updates

We have received numerous questions over the past few weeks and want to provide some clarification regarding COVID-19 vaccines at HSC:

  • HSC Health has submitted an application to the State for consideration and approval to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • The Texas COVID-19 Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel (EVAP) determines allocations and population priorities so we do not have a definitive date of when we will receive our initial vaccine allocation but are hoping it will be within the next few weeks.
  • While highly recommended, HSC employees are not required to receive the vaccine to be on campus.
  • All clinical faculty are subject to the guidelines as outlined by your respective clinical training site. If you foresee this as a potential issue, please contact your respective department immediately to discuss other options.
  • The Tarrant County Medical Society (TCMS) has identified opportunities for HSC clinical faculty who are involved in direct patient care (per the priority from the State) to register for the vaccine at various Tom Thumb locations.
    • If you are a faculty member involved in direct patient care and have not received information regarding where to get a vaccine, please contact your respective department as soon as possible.
  • If you have been designated as a Phase 1A or Phase 1B candidate due to being high risk, you can register for a vaccine at one of the following links:

We will continue to provide updates as we receive more information from EVAP.  In the interim, if you have questions or need additional information please do not hesitate to contact Vicki Cannon at vicki.cannon@unthsc.edu or Dr. Mark Chassay at mark.chassay@unthsc,edu.