Lubbock Health Department to Host 3 Immunization Clinics This Week | KLBK | KAMC

Lubbock Health Department to Host 3 Immunization Clinics This Week |  KLBK |  KAMC

This is a press release from the town of Lubbock.

Texas State Department Health Services have allocated additional vaccines for COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. This allocation will allow more residents in the area to start the two-dose vaccine series. Clinic registration, for those entering Phases 1A and 1B as defined by the Texas Department of State Health Services, will open at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 25, 2021.

Vaccination clinics will be at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibition Hall on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday January 26 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday January 27 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Thursday January 28 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

All people in phases 1A and 1B wishing to be vaccinated are encouraged to make an appointment.

  • Hours for the three clinics will open at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 25.
  • Those who wish to make an appointment by phone can do so by calling the Lubbock Town Public Health Department at 806.775.2933
  • Those who wish to make an appointment online can do so by visiting mylubbock.info/covid19vaccine
  • Those who wish to schedule their second dose can do so by calling the public health department or, starting Wednesday, January 27, by visiting mylubbock.info/dose2
  • Appointments are limited and walk-in visits are strongly discouraged. People with appointments will have priority and people without an appointment will not be guaranteed a vaccine.

People needing mobility assistance should call the public health department for an appointment. The City will make an announcement once all clinics have been booked. More vaccination clinics will take place next week.

People in phase 1A must present a badge or other agency identification to be admitted to the clinic. If you are eligible for the vaccine through your employer, we ask that you access the vaccine through this system.

The Texas Department of State Health Services defines phases 1A and 1B as follows:

Phase 1A

• Paid and unpaid workers, aged 18 and over, in hospital settings working directly with patients who are HIV positive or at high risk for COVID-19. Such as, but not limited to:

  • Doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and other support staff (on-call staff, etc.)
  • Additional clinical staff providing laboratory, pharmacy, diagnostic and / or rehabilitation services
  • Others having direct contact with patients or infectious material

• Long-term care staff working directly with vulnerable residents. Includes:

  • Direct care providers in nursing homes, assisted living centers and state-supported nursing homes
  • Doctors, nurses, personal assistants, guards, food service personnel

• EMS providers who participate in 9-1-1 emergency services such as pre-hospital care and transportation

• Home health workers, including palliative care, who are in direct contact with vulnerable and high risk patients

• Residents of long-term care facilities

• Staff in ambulatory care facilities who interact with symptomatic patients. Such as, but not limited to:

  • Doctors, nurses and other support staff (on-call staff, etc.)
  • Clinical staff providing diagnostic, laboratory and / or rehabilitation services
  • Non-9-1-1 transportation for routine care o Health care workers in correctional and detention facilities

• Direct care staff in stand-alone emergency medical facilities and emergency care clinics

• Community pharmacy staff who can provide direct services to clients, including immunizations or screening for people who may have COVID

• Public health and emergency response personnel directly involved in …

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