Vaccine clinic planned for Friday at Spartan complex in Levelland

Hockley County is receiving an allocation of 600 Pfizer Covid-19 vaccinations, and registration is underway for appointments. The vaccination clinic will be for Pfizer first dose recipients only.

“We are thrilled to receive this allocation. We know that Hockley County citizens are eager to get vaccinated,” said Hockley County Judge, Sharla Baldridge.

The Hockley County Vaccination Clinic will be held Friday, February 5, at the new Spartan Public Transportation complex located at 1105 Highway 114, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“Citizens who have registered in the I-Info system will be receiving alerts about setting an appointment for their vaccination. So, if you’re not signed up yet, you need to do that now,” said Cole Kirkland, City of Levelland and Hockley County Emergency Management Coordinator.

The notifications come in the form of text messages and email messages. Citizens are encouraged to get signed up for Covid Vaccine notifications in order to set an appointment at http://r.i-info.com/Levelland/COVIDVacUpdate.

“If there are citizens who simply don’t have the technology required to form an I-Info account, (cell phone or computer) those citizens can call 806-568-5424 for assistance,” said Kirkland.

Spartan Transportation is providing fare-free rides to get vaccines, with one day advance notice. Deadline to request a fare free ride to Friday’s vaccination event is Thursday, February 4th at 3pm. Call 894-3800 for information.

Citizens are reminded that at this time, only citizens in the 1-A and 1-B group are eligible for the vaccine.

Texas Phase 1A Vaccine Priorities

• Paid and unpaid workers 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 materials

• 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

Texas Phase 1B Vaccine Priorities

• People 65 years of age and older

• People 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, 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; and Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

“We’ve been very fortunate to be able to collaborate between Hockley County, City of Levelland, Covenant Health-Levelland, South Plains Community Action and Spartan Transportation to formulate the best possible plan for this event. We have been working diligently to acquire more local vaccine. This vaccine allocation came to us on short notice, so we are thrilled to receive it,” said Baldridge.

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