City of Lubbock urges patience ahead of vaccination clinic, fills all slots for Jan. 4

City to host vaccination clinic Monday

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - As of 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 4, 2021, the City of Lubbock Health Department has filled all available appointments to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for Phase 1A and 1B on this date.

The City of Lubbock will receive more COVID-19 vaccines this week, and additional clinics will be scheduled.

The City of Lubbock is warning some citizens they may not be able to get through phone lines to schedule a time to get a COVID-19 vaccination because of an increase in calls this morning.

The city posted to social media said it was already dealing with an unusually high call volume head of its vaccination clinic today. Residents were asked to call in to schedule a time to get a vaccine shot starting at 8 a.m.

The vaccination clinic is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today inside the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibit Hall.

Now the city says it is working to increase its phone capacity so it can take in more calls.

Those eligible to receive a vaccine today fall into the Texas Department of State Health’s 1A and 1B categorizations. The 1A categories are mainly health care workers, and 1B are those 65 and older or have illnesses that increase their chances of getting COVID.

A vaccination clinic also took place last week and all time slots were filled within hours. The increase in calls also disrupted phone services then.

Get the details on today’s vaccine clinic here: Lubbock Health Department holding COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Monday.

🚨The City is expecting an unusually high call volume from individuals seeking to make vaccination appointments today....

Posted by Lubbock, Texas - Your City Government on Monday, January 4, 2021

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