WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - *The health district would like to clarify that they will call people on the waitlist themselves to make appointments. They have staff members going through the waitlist at this time. Do not call the health district yourself to ask about making an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine.*
The Wichita Falls – Wichita County Public Health District will be partnering with Wichita County Judge Gossom, the North Texas State Hospital and the Community Healthcare Center to offer an appointment based COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Saturday.
The North Texas State Hospital reportedly received their initial shipment of vaccines and has 975 doses left over after administering them. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has given the hospital the authority to use the remaining doses for an appointment based vaccine clinic for the community.
The health district began calling residents who qualify for Phases 1A and 1B of vaccine distribution from their waitlist on Tuesday to schedule appointments. Residents who signed up for it are encouraged to monitor their phones closely and to answer all calls. The health district will have to go to the next person in line if you do not answer.
If someone misses a call, health district officials will go back through the list. When they call, the number will show up with a 940 area code.
“This is an exciting opportunity to be able to fully utilize the COVID-19 vaccine doses that the North Texas State Hospital received,” said Lou Kriedler, Public Health Director. “We appreciate the collaborative effort as we all work together to vaccinate the most vulnerable in our community.”
If you would like more information on Phase 1A and 1B requirements, click here.