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Although cases of COVID-19 have slowly declined in Lubbock County for several weeks, there are many who still want to be vaccinated for the virus.

Over the weekend, the city of Lubbock reported 324 cases of COVID-19 and 14 additional fatalities. As of Monday, January 11, about 300 people remain hospitalized with the virus in Texas Trauma Service Area B, which covers Lubbock and most of the South Plains.

The region’s percentage of COVID hospital patients has slowly decreased over the past few weeks and as of Saturday, Jan 9, had dipped as low as 19.82%, the lowest it’s been since October 23rd of 2020. If and when that percentage decreases under 15% for 7 consecutive days, Lubbock could relax some of its COVID-19 restrictions and increase business capacities.

Another shipment of Moderna's version of the COVID-19 vaccine will make its way to Lubbock this week, with the Texas Department of State Health Services announcing vaccine distribution numbers.

The Lubbock Health Department will be receiving 5000 doses of the Moderna vaccine and have announced dates and times for 3 more vaccination clinics to serve those in Phase 1A and Phase 1B of the state-approved vaccine distribution plan:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 12 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 13 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 14 - 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Lubbock Health Department is only offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments for frontline healthcare workers, those 65-years-old or older, and those with a qualifying chronic health condition.

To schedule an appointment for one of the 3 vaccine clinics, you can either call the Lubbock Health Department at 806-775-2933 or visit their website. The vaccine clinics will all be held at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

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