Hockley County will be hosting another Covid-19 vaccination clinic Friday, February 26 at the Mallet Event Center. Local officials are receiving an allocation of 300 Moderna Covid-19 vaccinations, and registration isunderway for appointments. Friday’s vaccination clinic will be for Pfizer second dose and Moderna first dose. All Pfizer second dose recipients were scheduled for appointments after receiving the first dose on February 5. If there are any Moderna vaccines left over, walk-ins will be accepted for the first does Moderna starting at 5pm.
“We are thrilled to receive another vaccine allocation. We have fielded numerous phone calls from Hockley County citizens who are eager to get vaccinated,” said Hockley County Judge, Sharla Baldridge.
The Hockley County Vaccination Clinic will be held Friday, February 26, at the Mallet Event Center on Hwy 385 South, from 9am-7pm.
“Citizens who have registered in the I-Info system will be receiving alerts about setting an appointment for their vaccination. So, if you’re not signed up yet, you need to do that now,” said Cole Kirkland, City of Levelland and Hockley County Emergency Management Coordinator. The notifications come in the form of text messages and email messages. Citizens are encouraged to get signed up for Covid Vaccine notifications in order to set an appointment at http://r.i-info.com/Levelland/COVIDVacUpdate.
“If there are citizens who simply don’t have the technology required to form an I-Info account, (cell phone or computer) those citizens can call 806-568-5424 or 806-568-5425 for assistance,” said Kirkland.
Spartan Transportation is providing fare-free rides to get vaccines. Call 894-3800 for information.
Citizens are reminded that at this time, only citizens in the 1-A and 1-B group are eligible for the vaccine.
Texas Phase 1A Vaccine Priorities
• Paid and unpaid workers in hospital settings working directly with patients who are positive or at high risk for COVID-19. Such as but not limited to:
o Physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and other support staff (custodial staff, etc.)
o Additional clinical staff providing supporting laboratory, pharmacy, diagnostic and/or rehabilitation
o Others having direct contact with patients or infectious materials
Long-term care staff working directly with vulnerable residents. Includes:
o Direct care providers at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and state supported living centers
o Physicians, nurses, personal care assistants, custodial, food service staff
• EMS providers who engage in 9-1-1 emergency services like pre-hospital care and transport
• Home health care workers, including hospice care, who directly interface with vulnerable and high-risk patients
• Residents of long-term care facilities
Texas Phase 1B Vaccine Priorities
• People 65 years of age and older
• People 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk
for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, such as but not limited to:
• Chronic kidney disease
• COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
• Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
• Solid organ transplantation
• Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
• Sickle cell disease
• Type 2 diabetes mellitus
“We’ve been very fortunate to be able to collaborate between Hockley County, City of Levelland, Covenant Health-Levelland, South Plains Community Action to formulate the best possible plan for this event. We have been working diligently to acquire more local vaccine,” said Baldridge.
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