COVID-19 vaccines are available for registered adults ages 18 and up through the Deep East Texas Partnership. Clinics located in Angelina, Polk and San Augustine counties are offering shots to those who sign up to receive available vaccines. Appointments are available for the upcoming shot clinic, Thursday, April 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Lufkin’s Pitser Garrison Convention Center. There is no charge to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
State agencies have designated Angelina County as a vaccination hub, which means Angelina County will receive a supply of COVID-19 vaccine every week. It will take time for Texas’ vaccine supply to meet the demand. The Deep East Texas Partnership is not guaranteed a set number of doses or access to a particular vaccine.
Monday, March 29, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced that all Texas residents over the age of 16 are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is the only approved vaccine available for people under 18 and vaccines from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson have been approved for people ages 18 and up.
The Deep East Texas Partnership has the Moderna vaccine available currently. Online registration is open 24 hours a day at etxcovidvaccine.com. Those unable to register online, should call the Coronavirus Help Line - (936) 630-8500, Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Volunteers make every effort to make the vaccination experience convenient, pleasant, and safe. The average time from check-in to departure is 30 minutes. Masks are required during all processes. Patients are invited to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. The COVID-19 vaccine is administered in the upper arm, so a short-sleeved top is recommended for vaccination visits.
The Angelina County & Cities Health District (ACCHD) is part of the larger public health network in the State of Texas. ACCHD is working closely with our DSHS partners regarding COVID-19 preparedness and response. The health and safety of our communities remains our top priority as we continue to refine our response based on ever-changing information.