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

On Thursday, December 31, 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 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. If you are eligible for vaccine through your employer, we request that you access the vaccine through that system.

Vaccinations for those in Phase 1B will be by appointment only. Citizens who wish to be vaccinated can make a same day appointment by calling the Health Department. Starting Thursday morning at 8:00, citizens can make an appointment by calling 806.775.2933. Those in Phase 1B, with appointments, will be vaccinated from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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

Phase 1A

• 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 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 or 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 16 - 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

The City of Lubbock will receive more COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks, and additional clinics will be scheduled.



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