Vaccine clinics set Friday at Mallet Event Center

Hockley County is hosting another Covid-19 vaccination clinic Friday, February 26, at the Mallet Event Center and Arena.

This clinic will be for the first dose of the Moderna vaccine and the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine for those who participated in the vaccine clinic earlier this month at the Spartan Transportation Complex.

Registration for appointments for the first dose of the Moderna vaccine is currently underway. Local officials received an allocation of 300 Moderna vaccines. If there are excess Moderna vaccines, walk-ins will be accepted beginning at 5 p.m. Friday.

Those receiving the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine were already scheduled after receiving their first vaccine on February 5.

“We are thrilled to receive another vaccine allocation,” said Hockley County Judge Sharla Baldridge. “We have fielded numerous phone calls from Hockley County citizens who are eager to get vaccinated.”

The vaccination clinic will be held Friday, February 26, at the Mallet Event Center and Arena located on S. Highway 385 from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

“Citizens who have registered in the i-info system will be receiving alerts about setting an appointment for their vaccination,” said Cole Kirkland, emergency management coordinator for Levelland and Hockley County. “So, if you’re not signed up yet, you need to do that now.”

The notifications come in the form of test messages and email messages. Citizens are encouraged to get signed up for Covid vaccine notifications in order to set an appointment by going online to r.i-info.com/Levelland/COVIDVacUpdate or click here.

“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) 568-5425 for assistance,” Kirkland said.

Spartan Transportation is providing fare-free rides to get vaccines. Citizens can call (806) 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.

Those in Texas Phase 1A Vaccine Priorities include:

• 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:
     o Physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and other support staff (custodial staff, etc.)
     o Additional clinical staff providing supporting laboratory, pharmacy, diagnostic and/or rehabilitation
     services
     o Others having direct contact with patients or infectious materials
• Long-term care staff working directly with vulnerable residents. Includes:
     o Direct care providers at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and state supported living centers
     o 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

Those in Texas Phase 1B Vaccine Priorities include:

• 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
• Type 2 diabetes mellitus

“We’ve been very fortunate to collaborate between Hockley County, City of Levelland, Hockley County, Covenant Health Levelland, [and] South Plains Community Action to formulate the best possible plan for this event,” Baldridge said. “We have been working diligently to acquire more local vaccines.”

For more information, email [email protected]

 

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