COVID-19 Information

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UPDATE: Shots for children ages 5-11

COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11

The City of Fort Worth is offering COVID-19 vaccinations to children who are 5-11 years old at the Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex, 505 W. Felix St. Clinic hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The plan follows approval by the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control. Only Pfizer vaccinations are being administered at this time; a second Pfizer vaccination for children aged 5-11 should be given 21 days after the first vaccination. Additionally, the location offers both initial vaccinations as well as booster shots to those eligible. That includes teachers and school staff.

The clinic is open to everyone and no health insurance information is required. No appointment is needed and you may stay in your car the entire time.

Other options for pediatric vaccinations include Tarrant County Public Health sites, private pediatrician offices and local pharmacies.

To learn more, call 817-392-8478 or email the hotline. 

UPDATE: Booster vaccinations

 

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First Dose

Moderna
Anyone 16

 

Pfizer 
Anyone 16   

 

Johnson & Johnson
Anyone 16   

Second Dose

Moderna
28 days after 1st dose

 

Pfizer 
21 days after 1st dose

 

Johnson & Johnson
2 months after
initial dose

Third Dose

Moderna
28 days after 2nd dose
 
Pfizer
28 days after 2nd dose
 
Johnson & Johnson
Booster can be
J&J, Pfizer or Moderna
(Mix and Match)

 

What does it mean to be lmmunocompromised or High Risk?

lmmunocompromised (Pfizer & Moderna)
• Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
• Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
• Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years
• Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency
• Advanced or untreated HIV infection
• Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
 
High-Risk (Pfizer & Moderna only)
• Any person, ages 65 and older (regardless of health condition)
• Any person, ages 16-64, who is high-risk for severe COVID-19
• Any person, ages 16-64, whose frequent institutional or occupation exposure puts them at high risk of serious complications of COVID-19. This may include nurses and health care workers, teachers, day-care workers, and first-responders.

 

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Community vaccination locations

Free vaccines

Vaccinations are administered at an indoor walk-in clinic at the Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex, 505 W. Felix St. This week, hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

 

Offered by Tarrant County Public Health, COVID-19 vaccinations will be administered without charge and without appointments at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Visit the Richardson Bass Building, Meeting Room E, 1501 Rip Johnson Drive. First, second and booster shots will be available.

 

These pop-up vaccination events are scheduled this week:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 26, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., First Street Mission Ministries, 801W. First St.
  • Friday, Jan. 28, and Saturday, Jan. 29, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days, La Gran Plaza, Suite 1710, 4200 South Freeway. (Vaccines and testing will both be offered at this site.)

 

To learn more about vaccinations or testing, call 817-392-8478 or email. 

View more vaccination and testing options from Tarrant County Public Health. 

 

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Host a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Criteria for hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Free testing locations

Free testing

Multiple testing sites hosted by the City of Fort Worth are open to everyone:

Monday-Friday

  • TEXRail North Side Station, 3001 Decatur Ave., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesdays

  • FWISD Scarborough-Handley Fieldhouse, 6201 Craig St., 8-11:30 a.m.
  • Como Community Center, 4660 Horne St., 1-4:30 p.m.

Wednesdays

  • Heritage Church of Christ, 4201 Heritage Trace Parkway, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursdays

  • FWISD Scarborough-Handley Fieldhouse, 6201 Craig St., 8-11:30 a.m.
  • Como Community Center, 4660 Horne St., 1-4:30 p.m. 

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

  • North end of the Moncrief Building, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. seven days a week.
  • Dickies Arena, 1911 Montgomery St., Jan. 24, 6-8:30 p.m.; Jan. 25, 6-8:30 p.m.; Jan. 26, 6-8:30 p.m.; Jan. 27, 6-8:30 p.m.; Jan. 28, 12:30-3 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m.; Jan. 29, 9:30 a.m. to noon and 6-8:30 p.m.; Jan. 30, 12:30-3 p.m.

 

COVID-19 testing is easily found at many pharmacies, hospitals, doctor’s offices and private contractor sites; these locations may request health insurance. Local pharmacies may have at-home COVID tests available, for a fee.

 

To promote broad access, the federal government is providing four free tests per residential address. Americans may order their tests online. https://www.covidtests.gov Tests will typically ship within seven to 12 days of ordering. The tests will be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service and may take several additional days to arrive.

 

To learn more about vaccinations or testing, call 817-392-8478 or email. mailto:covid19@fortworthtexas.gov

View more vaccination and testing options from Tarrant County Public Health. https://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/public-health/disease-control---prevention/COVID-19.html

Infusion Therapy

Several agencies have partnered with Cook Children’s Medical Center to create a state-funded Regional Infusion Center in Fort Worth. This site will accept patient referrals from healthcare providers to help administer COVID therapeutics quickly and safely with the goal of preventing patients from needing hospitalization.

It is strongly recommended that patients visit a physician to see if they are eligible for the treatment and have their physician submit the referral form to the Regional Infusion Center to schedule an appointment. 

The Regional Infusion Center utilizes the monoclonal antibody treatment Regeneron.

This is a state-funded operation. The center is at 815 Eighth Ave. in Fort Worth. Operating hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.

 

Frequently asked questions


Q. How do I get access to the Regional Infusion Center?

A. Visit a physician to see if you are eligible for Regeneron infusion. You can be referred for infusion by a primary care physician, freestanding emergency department or hospital.

  

Q: What documentation do I need to get the infusion?

A: You will need to provide a government-issued photo identification.

 

Q: What happens after a physician submits a patient referral?

A: An infusion center representative will contact the patient to schedule the infusion appointment.

 

Q: I’m a physician. How do I refer patients to the center?

A: Call the Infusion Hotline at-800-742-5990 or find documents online. 

 

Q: What is the daily capacity of the regional infusion center?

A: The Fort Worth Infusion Center can support 90 infusions daily with a plan to increase when this capacity is met.

                                                                                                      

 

Tarrant County daily COVID-19 statistics

 

The City of Fort Worth is working with its partners at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, and Tarrant County Public Health to closely monitor the COVID-19 outbreak.

 


 

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