The City of Lubbock Public Health Department will work with LISD to offer school vaccinations as well as Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations to students and parents on August 6, at Monterey High School, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dr. Ashley Sturgeon is a Dermatologist at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. Her specialty is skin cancer surgery, and she’s learned that especially around here, farmers are a common target for skin cancer.
Dr. Jason Loos, a pathologist at Covenant Health, chose not to get vaccinated. He and his family were doing fine until one of his children got sick during the last week of school. After 8 days of fever, he woke up unable to breathe and had to take his first-ever ambulance trip to the hospital.
“We can make COVID now preventable. We have vaccines, we have a tool. Now, we did not have this tool a year ago, we have this tool to create immunity in our community,” Health director Katherine Wells said.
So far, West Nile is not showing up in Lubbock or anywhere on the South Plains. However, if your summer travel takes you to the metroplex, you should know that West Nile has been identified in mosquitos there.
Summer usually brings about a decrease in donations as people are often more busy. That’s only been exacerbated as the pandemic winds down. Anyone who’s recovered from COVID-19 can donate and there is no waiting period for those who’ve had the vaccine.
The City of Lubbock Health Department and Broadway Church of Christ will host a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Wednesday, June 2, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. It will be held at Broadway Church of Christ at 1924 Broadway Avenue.
Following approval by the FDA, the CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the Lubbock Health Department administered its first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations to children ages 12 and older Thursday at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.
After celebrating 50 years of the Texas Tech University School of Medicine, it’s time now to recognize another milestone... 40 years of educating nurses through the School of Nursing at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.