City of Lubbock sets up COVID-19 vaccine schedule through Select-A-Seat, clinic open Thursday

City of Lubbock sets up COVID-19 vaccine schedule through Select-A-Seat, clinic open Thursday
(Source: CITY OF LUBBOCK- YOUTUBE)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The City of Lubbock held a virtual news conference on Jan. 6, regarding the Coronavirus in the community.

City of Lubbock COVID-19 news conference 01/06/2020 - clipped version

During the news conference, Mayor Dan Pope said the Lubbock Health Department vaccine distribution scheduling will be organized through the Select-A-Seat website. The clinic will run from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2020.

Through Select-A-Seat, the “event” is free and everyone who reserves a spot will have a ticket with a time on it.

Those who do not have access to internet, a phone number will be provided later this afternoon. There will be a very limited number of walk-ins accepted to receive the vaccine.

The Select-A-Seat reservations for the vaccine is not up on the website as of Noon on Wed., Jan. 6, 2021.

“We’re working very hard to plan for an increased vaccine supply,” said Mayor Pope.

The latest information on the clinic for Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 is below:

On Thursday, January 7, 2021, the City of Lubbock Health Department will administer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to citizens who fall into Phase 1A and 1B as defined by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

The vaccine clinic will be at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibit Hall.

Those in Phase 1A and 1B will be vaccinated from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Additional clinics will be held next week. Clinics for those who need their second dose will be scheduled for the week of January 25.

Phase 1A individuals must present a badge or other agency identification to be admitted to the clinic. If you are eligible for vaccine through your employer, we request that you access the vaccine through that system.

Phase 1B individuals who wish to be vaccinated can make an appointment online or by phone beginning Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 3 p.m.

  • Those wishing to make an appointment online can do so at mylubbock.info/covid19vaccine
  • Those wishing to make an appointment by phone can do so by calling the City of Lubbock Health Department at 806.775.2933
  • Appointments are limited and walk-ups are highly discouraged. Individuals with appointments will be given priority.

*Individuals who have contacted the Health Department, and have not received the vaccine or an appointment confirmation from the Health Department, will need to schedule an appointment using one of the scheduling options provided.

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

Phase 1A

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

  • Physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and other support staff (custodial staff, etc.)
  • Additional clinical staff providing supporting 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 at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and state supported living centers
  • 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

• Staff in outpatient care settings who interact with symptomatic patients. Such as but not limited to:

  • Physicians, nurses, and other support staff (custodial staff, etc.)
  • Clinical staff providing diagnostic, laboratory, and/or rehabilitation services
  • Non 9-1-1 transport for routine care o Healthcare workers in corrections and detention facilities

• Direct care staff in freestanding emergency medical care facilities and urgent care clinics

• Community pharmacy staff who may provide direct services to clients, including vaccination or testing for individuals who may have COVID

• Public health and emergency response staff directly involved in administration of COVID testing and vaccinations

• Last responders who provide mortuary or death services to decedents with COVID-19. Includes:

  • Embalmers and funeral home workers who have direct contact with decedents
  • Medical examiners and other medical certifiers who have direct contact with decedents

• School nurses who provide health care to students and teachers

Phase 1B • People 65 years of age and older

• People 18 - 64 years of age with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk, such as but not limited to:

  • Cancer
  • 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)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Additional clinics will be held next week. Clinics for those who need their second dose will be scheduled for the week of January 25.

The City of Lubbock confirmed 312 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 109 recoveries and 9 additional deaths on Tuesday, Jan. 5. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 43,266: 3,793 active, 38,889 listed as recovered and 584 total deaths.

As of 4:00 p.m. on Jan. 5, there are a combined 25 open hospital beds and 34 patients holding for beds at University Medical Center and Covenant Health System.

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