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.