During the April 24th vaccine clinic, the Lubbock Health Department administered 1,483 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Department has been hard at work since the vaccine was released, peaking in March with 40,096 doses administered. So far in the month of April there have been over 20,000 doses administered. According to Health Department records, 61,349 people have received the first round of the Moderna Vaccine, 52,527 have received the second shot, and 2,379 people have received the J&J vaccine. The department estimate over 116,000 doses have been given in the city of Lubbock.
This is the last week to get the COVID-19 vaccine at the Lubbock Civic Center, as next week and beyond the City will be putting its resources into various “pop-up” clinics around the city. In hopes of fully vaccinating as many people as they can during this final week, the J&J vaccine is back in rotation after Federal and state governments lifted the temporary hold. The vaccine was originally halted do to fears that blood clots found in 6 women who had received the shot were linked to it. No controlled study has been performed to confidently point to the J&J vaccine as causing these blood clots, but doctors advise to watch for these signs for the first 2-3 weeks after vaccination. Severe or persistent headache, blurred vision, shortness of breath, chest pain, leg swelling, persistent abdominal pain, easy bruising or small blood spots under the skin of the injection site. Of the more than 7 million vaccinations with J&J, only 6 have been reported to have had these issues.