United Regional opening vaccinations to all who qualify

United Regional opening vaccinations to all who qualify

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - Vaccinations are now available at United Regional in Wichita Falls for all who qualify.

Anyone who falls under tiers 1A, 1B( School/Childcare workers) and the recently added 1C (people 50 years of age or older) may now visit https://www.unitedregional.org/myshot/ to check availability and schedule an appointment.

“They can all do that from the website. They don’t have to call anybody. They don’t have to be added to a waiting list. They can just make an appointment and they show up at their time,” said Maria Avalos, Director of Primary Care for United Regional Physician Group.

United Regional says as it receives more doses, more appointment slots will open on a first come, first serve basis.

“We’ve always knew that we wanted to take an active role in providing vaccines to our community. We were just waiting for vaccine allocations to increase,” said Avalos.

Previously, United Regional had only vaccinated established patients of the United Regional Physician Group Primary Care and patients in the Transition Clinic.

You must schedule an appointment prior to arriving for the vaccination; no walk-ins will be accepted.

They will schedule a second dose, if needed, when you arrive for your first dose.

Current scheduling is for a drive-thru clinic at Sikes Senter Mall.

United Regional’s plan was developed looking at what other vaccine providers are doing.

“So right now we have lined the number of vaccine appointments available with the number of doses that we have available so we can ensure that everybody that comes does have that vaccine kind of reserved for them,” said Avalos.

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