Terry County reports 21 new cases of COVID-19, 3 new deaths

Terry County provides an update on recent COVID-19 cases in the county.

  COVID-19 patients reporting lingering symptoms, lung & liver damage after recovery

  Texas Tech continuing COVID-19 measures as students return for spring

Floyd County reports 5 new cases of COVID-19, 285 total cases

  WATCH: City of Lubbock virtual COVID-19 news conference on Jan. 20

City Announces Scheduling Details for Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

  Governor Abbott, TDEM Establish COVID-19 Therapeutic Infusion Center In Lubbock

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COVID-19: Lubbock reports 161 new cases, 2 additional deaths on Wednesday; hospitalization rate at 17.92%

  Thoughts of herd immunity still far off as city continues immunizations

  WATCH: Governor Abbott provides COVID-19 update in Texas Jan. 19 at 12 p.m.

  Lubbock woman remembers polio outbreak

  Raider Rehab uses IV infusions to help treat lingering COVID-19 symptoms

  Investing in the Success of Telehealth

Combest Clinic, TTU, LCU COVID-19 testing sites closed for MLK holiday

The COVID testing sites at Combest Clinic, Texas Tech University and Lubbock Christian University will be closed Monday.

All Available Appointments for January 19-21 COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Filled

UPDATE: As of 12:17 a.m. Friday, January 15, 2021, the City of Lubbock Public Health Department has filled all available appointments for next week’s COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

  Easy button for COVID clues

There is a new gadget you can put on your skin to help warn you about COVID-19.

Texas first state to administer 1 million COVID-19 vaccines

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) today announced that that State of Texas has administered more than 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine

Texas reimburses City of Lubbock for $10 million spent on Coronavirus relief efforts

  City leaders share personal experiences with COVID vaccine

All Available Appointments for January 14 COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Filled

Texas Tech distributes first 100 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to at-risk employees, more registrations available Friday

  WATCH: Lubbock declared regional hub, expecting 8,000 vaccine doses next week

COVID-19: Lynn County reports 6 new cases, 566 total deaths

COVID-19: Dawson County reports 28 new cases, 1,551 total cases

Dawson County provides an update on current COVID-19 cases in the county.

Gaines County reports 2 new cases of COVID-19, 1 new death

Gaines County officials update the latest on COVID-19 in the county.

  KCBD Investigates Consumer Awareness: Dare to Compare

The KCBD Investigates team is looking into a major price disparity for local breast cancer screenings. You may be surprised to know when compared to cities outside of Lubbock, the cost for a Breast MRI can vary by more than 1,500%.

  Warnings sent out over COVID vaccine scams

People wanting a COVID-19 vaccine are becoming targets for scammers.

TTU to continue on-campus COVID-19 testing, add student wellness day for Spring Semester

Texas Tech will continue to require the use of face masks, social distancing will be enforced, and all university associated events and gatherings will follow local and state health guidelines.

  Governor Abbott provides update on COVID-19 vaccine efforts

Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference in Arlington where he provided an update on Texas’ COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts.

All appointment times filled for all 3 COVID-19 vaccine clinics this week

This week, the City of Lubbock Health Department will conduct three COVID-19 vaccine clinics for citizens who fall into Phase 1A and 1B as defined by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

COVID-19: Yoakum County reports 11 new cases, 4 new deaths

Yoakum County provides an update on current COVID-19 cases in the county.

Lubbock VA begins COVID-19 vaccinations with Moderna

This clinic is for scheduled Veterans only and will not accept walk-in appointments.

City of Lubbock announces additional COVID-19 vaccine clinics to be held next week

Clinics for those who need their second dose will begin the week of January 25.

  Brownfield Regional Medical Center hosted second opportunity for vaccinations

Jerry Jasper, the CEO of the hospital, is part of the Texas Organization of Rural Hospitals and says 27 other medical centers in the area are still waiting for their vaccine shipments.

  Post-holiday case rise feared in Lubbock hospitals

Data from the Texas Department of State Health Services continues to show a rapid increase in the spread of coronavirus in Texas and record high hospitalizations.

City urges citizens to come to vaccination clinic at appointment time

The City of Lubbock Public Health Department is seeing an influx of people in line at the Civic Center for the COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

First Texas case of more contagious coronavirus variant identified in Harris County

It does not cause a more severe disease and vaccines “are expected to be effective against it,” the health services department said of the variant.

Lubbock’s Health Authority dispels myths on COVID-19 vaccine

Americans have many different concerns about the coronavirus vaccine. One myth is patients can get infected from the vaccine. The City of Lubbock’s Health Authority says that’s impossible.

All Available Appointments filled for January 7 City of Lubbock COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

As of 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the City of Lubbock Public Health Department says they have filled all available Phase 1B appointments to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Thursday, January 7, 2021 vaccine clinic.

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

During the news conference, Mayor Dan Pope said the Lubbock Health Department vaccine distribution scheduling will be organized through the Select-A-Seat website.

Gaines County Sheriff Deputy dies after battle with COVID-19

According to the Gaines County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Martinez passed away Wednesday morning after a battle with COVID-19.

City expects more vaccine doses Wednesday, numbers released on total vaccinations

The City of Lubbock says more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine are expected today and will announce when another vaccination clinic will take place this afternoon.

No vaccine clinic scheduled, no appointments being set for City of Lubbock Health Dept.

There is no COVID-19 vaccine clinic scheduled for Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

  City of Lubbock Health Department holds another Moderna COVID-19 vaccination clinic

Monday, The City Of Lubbock hosted another COVID-19 vaccine clinic for groups 1A and 1A. There were limited appointment slots available and those spots filled up in just a few hours.

Texas Tech approved to distribute COVID-19 vaccine

Currently the COVID-19 vaccine has been limited to frontline healthcare workers and the vulnerable and at-risk population.

Texas DHS: 325,000 first doses sent in fourth week of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, more than 325,000 first doses have been sent to providers in the fourth week of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, with 224,250 second doses also sent to complete the vaccination series for first week recipients.

COVID-19: Scurry County reports 112 new cases, 62 recoveries, one death

Scurry County provides an update on current COVID-19 cases in the county.

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

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.

Lubbock Health Department holding COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Monday

The City of Lubbock will be holding a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Monday. Vaccinations will be by appointment only.

Some LISD staff eligible for COVID-19 vaccination on Monday

Lubbock ISD is offering a limited number of COVID-19 vaccinations to employees on Monday, prioritizing special ed teachers, employees 65 and older, and those who are not required to wear masks in class.

Austin can prohibit late on-site dining over holiday weekend, judge rules. But the state could appeal.

A Travis County District judge upheld Austin’s curfew restricting when restaurants and bars can serve customers during New Year’s weekend, after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the city and Travis County to stop the measure.

  City of Lubbock Health Department waiting on next round of vaccine distribution for group 1B

The City Of Lubbock Health Department held two clinics to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, using up a limited number of doses provided for at-risk groups.

City of Lubbock vaccinating first responders, other slots booked until more vaccine comes in

The City of Lubbock is still vaccinating first responders, but there are no more slots available for at-risk categories or people over 65 until they receive more vaccines from the state.

  Families waiting over a week to lay loved ones to rest as funeral homes struggle with increased demand

Families are waiting over a week to lay their loved ones to rest as Lubbock funeral homes struggle with increased demand.

Lubbock Health Department to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines For Phase 1A and Phase 1B Thursday, December 31

Those in Phase 1A will be vaccinated from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Phase 1A individuals must present a badge or other agency identification to be admitted to the clinic. Vaccinations for those in Phase 1B will be by appointment only. Citizens who wish to be vaccinated can make a same day appointment.

H-E-B helping with vaccination of Lubbock healthcare workers, residents over 65

H-E-B is doing their part for Lubbock vaccination efforts, but they’re strictly following state guidelines as they determine who is eligible for the vaccine and they are not accepting walk-ins.

  United Family out of appointment slots for first round of COVID-19 vaccinations

UPDATE: United has filled all available appointment slots for this first round of COVID-19 vaccinations and are now waiting for their next distribution from the state. “We urge our guests to sign up for email notifications of vaccine availability.”

More at-risk Texans can now receive COVID-19 vaccine

The State of Texas is opening up COVID-19 vaccine availability to those 65 or older, or those with a risk-increasing medical condition.

Director of Public Health & City of Lubbock Employee Speak on First Day of Vaccines

Both the Director of Public Health and a City of Lubbock employee are speaking out following the first day of vaccines and what they want the public to know.

Health Department to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines to Phase 1A Workers Beginning Monday

The City of Lubbock Health Department will begin vaccinating the first round of health care workers on Monday, including nurses and doctors who work directly with COVID patients.

  COVID-19 inspiring big increase in nursing, medical school applications

COVID-19 has thrust healthcare workers into the spotlight, inspiring more students to pursue careers in the medical field.

Alliance Credit Union donates iPads to Covenant Health to assist in fight against COVID-19

Alliance Credit Union has donated six iPads to Covenant Health to assist in the fight against COVID-19.

Kent County confirms 52 total COVID-19 case, 1 death

Kent County provides updates on current COVID-19 cases in the county.

Garza County reports 236 total cases of COVID-19, 16 total deaths

Garza County officials provide an update on current COVID-19 cases in the county.

5 total cases of COVID-19 confirmed in King County

King County provides an update on COVID-19 cases in the county.

COVID-19: 111 total cases confirmed in Dickens County, 6 total deaths

Dickens County provides an update on current COVID-19 cases in the county.

Crosby County reports 328 total cases of COVID-19, 11 total deaths

Get the latest COVID-19 information for Crosby County here.

COVID-19: Hockley County reports 1,765 total cases, 73 total deaths

Hockley County provides an update on COVID-19 cases in the county.

Cochran County reports 192 total COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths

Cochran County provides an update on COVID-19 cases in the county.

Cottle County COVID-19: 133 total cases, 5 deaths

Cottle County officials update the latest on COVID-19 in the county.

Motley County reports 59 total cases of COVID-19, 3 deaths

Motley County provides an update on COVID-19 cases in the county.

COVID 19: Lamb County reports 1,568 total cases, 63 deaths

Lamb County officials update the latest on COVID-19 in the county.

Bailey County reports 729 total cases of COVID-19, 11 total deaths

Bailey County provides an update on COVID-19 cases in the county.

Hundreds jailed, thousands ticketed for violating South Texas COVID restrictions

The day that Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was arrested for reopening her business in defiance of Texas emergency stay-home orders, Robin Torres sat in a county jail 500 miles away facing the consequences of his own failure to follow such rules.

  WATCH: City of Lubbock COVID-19 virtual news conference on Dec. 21

The City of Lubbock holds their weekly COVID-19 virtual news conference.

CVS Health begins administering COVID-19 vaccines in long-term care facilities

CVS Pharmacy teams will administer the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in facilities across 12 states this week, and the company expects to vaccinate up to four million residents and staff at over 40,000 long-term care facilities through the program.

Sheriff: Man arrested on cross-country trip with girl, 12

A self-proclaimed pedophilia advocate who once ran for political office in Virginia has been arrested by authorities who said they caught him flying across country with a 12-year-old girl.

  Lubbock pharmacies to receive doses of Moderna vaccine in week 2 of statewide distribution

Many West Texas counties are on the list for the Moderna vaccine, including clinics and pharmacies in Bailey, Crosby, Dawson, Gaines, Hale, Hockley, Lubbock and Terry.

  Lubbock child dies after swallowing battery

Little Reese Hamsmith, not quite 2 years old, died Thursday after swallowing a battery back in November.

  Polio, smallpox eradicated by vaccine program decades before COVID-19

Dr. Steven Berk, Dean of the Texas Tech School of Medicine reminds us, “Polio was wiped out by a vaccine, not by any treatment. Smallpox worldwide killed millions of people and it, too, became eradicated by the technology of vaccines.”

  Covenant ICU nurse receives first vaccine dose in Lubbock County

The nearly 3,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine Covenant Health received on Tuesday will cover less than half of all healthcare workers at Covenant.