COVID-19 Mass Vaccination

John Beltz sits behind the wheel of his truck while getting a COVID-19 vaccination from University of Texas Medical Branch medical assistant Stephanie Perez at a mass vaccination site at Walter Hall Park in League City on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021.

COVID-19 Mass Vaccination

GALVESTON 

People in Galveston County on Friday morning began receiving urgent messages alerting them to important, but good, news.

The county's waiting list for COVID-19 vaccinations is now open to all people, regardless of their age or health status — and health officials want you to sign up now.

Technically, the waiting list has been open to everyone since it was created in February. But officials have prioritized getting qualified people, including people over the age of 65 or with pre-existing health conditions, on the list.

Signing up for the waiting list doesn't necessarily mean people will get vaccinated sooner, officials said. But the effort is being made to ensure qualified people have been reached and in anticipation of state and federal officials opening up vaccinations to more people in coming weeks.

To sign up for the waiting list, go to utmb.clearculture.co or call 877-389-2318.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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(6) comments

Doug Sivyer

Great news! Can we hog tie and vaccinate the vaccine ney sayers please?

Carlos Ponce

I hope you are being facetious.

domenico nuckols

People who don’t get vaccinated should not get free medical care

James Lippert

In a way the govt has been looking after their own, in the sense of priority vaccinating the people that the govt totes the note for their medical care. ie list of recipients include: All folks on full VA benefits, folks on full SSDI govt paid health program, low income "disadvantaged" folks on govt funded health program. All got their vaccine regardless of age, employment (or lack thereof), health condition, etc.

domenico nuckols

Unless there’s a medical reason for them not getting the vaccine.

James Lippert

The Beaumont metro area including Orange and Jefferson Counties are NOW providing immediate appointments for other Texas county residents regardless of age, race, health condition or religion. Appointments available for all Texans NOW, https://vaccine.beaumonttexas.gov/ .

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