The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) have now authorized and recommended booster doses for certain Moderna COVID-19 vaccine recipients. Denton County Public Health (DCPH) will begin sending self-scheduling links to DCPH-vaccinated individuals this weekend. Self-scheduled appointments will be available next week for individuals who are:
- Six months or more from their second Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and;
- 65 years and older, or
- 18 and older who live in long-term care settings, or have underlying medical conditions, or who work or live in high-risk settings
“We are eager to send out messages to our community members now eligible for Moderna booster vaccines,” Denton County Judge Andy Eads said. “Offering drive-thru and indoor vaccination options throughout Denton County allows community members to pick and choose a vaccine location that best fits their needs, whether for their first dose or a booster.”
Individuals who were vaccinated by DCPH should not rejoin DCPH’s Vaccine Interest Portal Waitlist.
Individuals can also get booster doses from primary care providers and/or pharmacies, as vaccine supply is readily available in Denton County. Eligible individuals who received first and second doses of a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from providers other than DCPH are eligible to receive a booster dose at their previous provider or join DCPH’s Vaccine Interest Portal Waitlist.
Mixing manufacturers for booster doses is not currently supported by DCPH’s vaccine self-scheduling system; however, DCPH will provide additional information as available.
For local COVID-19 vaccine information or to join DCPH’s Vaccine Interest Portal Waitlist, visit the Vaccine Interest Portal. To locate providers and pharmacies within Denton County with COVID-19 vaccines available, visit CDC's vaccine locator and/or DSHS' vaccine locator. Booster dose eligibility information from CDC can be found on CDC's booster website. For questions or concerns, DCPH’s COVID-19 call center can be reached in English and Spanish at 940-349-2585, Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM.