COVID-19 Information

Vaccines for Ages 5-11

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. Booster shots (Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson) are available to those 18 years of age and older who qualify. 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. mailto:covid19@fortworthtexas.gov

UPDATE: Booster vaccinations

ALL 3rd dose/boosters are age 18 and over currently.

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First Dose

Moderna
Anyone 18


Pfizer 
Anyone 12   


Johnson & Johnson
Anyone 18   

Second Dose

Moderna
28 days after 1st dose


Pfizer 
21 days after 1st dose


Johnson & Johnson
2 months after
initial dose
Booster can be
J&J, Pfizer or Moderna
(Mix and Match)

Third Dose

Moderna
Immunocompromised*
28 days after 2nd dose
or
High-Risk *
6 months after 2nd dose


Pfizer
Immunocompromised*
28 days after 2nd dose
or
High-Risk*
6 months after
2nd dose

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 18-64, who is high-risk for severe COVID-19
• Any person, ages 18-64, 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

Beginning this week, COVID-19 vaccines are available without charge at an indoor walk-in clinic at Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex, 505 W. Felix St. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

A drive-thru clinic at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center in south Fort Worth is no longer operating, and patients are encouraged to visit the Bob Bolen site.

 

There is no charge and no insurance requirement, and appointments are not needed. Helpful pointers about the Bob Bolen Complex vaccination clinic:

  • Take your COVID-19 vaccination card with you to the clinic. If you cannot find your card, staff can assist you onsite.
  • Wear a mask or face covering.
  • Separate areas are available for pediatric vaccines and adult vaccines.

 

The clinic will be closed for city holidays on Friday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 31.

 

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

 

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Free testing locations

Testing sites are hosted by the City of Fort Worth and are open to everyone. The city is partnering with Vault Health. Saliva tests will be administered at no cost, with or without insurance, and appointments are not needed. Stay in your vehicle and call or text a number that will be provided when you arrive. Avoid eating, drinking, smoking or chewing gum for one hour before the test.

 

Free testing is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at TEXRail North Side Station, 3001 Decatur Ave.

 

In addition, COVID-19 testing is easily found at many pharmacies, hospitals, doctor’s offices and private contractor sites; these locations may request health insurance.

 

Learn about the Regional Infusion Center operating in Fort Worth. https://www.fortworthtexas.gov/covid-19

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. https://ncttrac.org/programs/healthcare-coalition-hpp/tsa-e/covid-19/


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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