CHRISTUS St. Michael Named COVID-19 Vaccination Hub
CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System has been named as a COVID-19 Vaccination Hub by the State of Texas to serve the Texarkana area region.
CHRISTUS St. Michael is working in partnership with Bowie County, the City of Texarkana, TX, the Emergency Operations Center, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, and Texarkana College to provide vaccinations. Today, we jointly announce the launch of the community-wide Shot Now campaign to vaccinate as many eligible individuals as possible. Initially, 2,000 doses of Moderna vaccine will be available. Vaccines are designated for individuals in the 1A and 1B categories.
Criteria include Phase 1A Focus on health care workers Phase 1B--People 65 years of age and older--People 18 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for several illnesses from the virus that causes COVID-19 such as but not limited to Cancer, Chronic kidney disease COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies Solid-organ transplant Obesity, and severe obesity (BMI of 30 kg/m2 or higher) to Pregnancy, Sickle cell disease and Type 2 diabetes.
Mellitus vaccinations are occurring by appointment only–walk-in and wait-list appointments are not available. To schedule an appointment, visit vaccinate.christushealth.org and answer the questions in the yellow chatbox on the right of the screen. Individuals may also call the following dedicated phone line for information and registration for a vaccination appointment at this hub vaccination clinic: 877- 335-5746.
Caregivers from CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System and CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic, alongside Bowie County and the City of Texarkana, TX first responders, and volunteers from the Emergency Operations Center, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, and Texarkana College will operate a weekend clinic on Feb. 13, and 14, to administer vaccines to individuals who meet the criteria for Phase 1A or Phase 1B. The vaccine is free to the public, and details will be provided to individuals when they receive confirmation of appointments.
“I appreciate all the great work that has been done by all those who helped to put the COVID -19 Vaccination Hub in place,” said Texarkana, Texas, Mayor Bob Bruggeman."
Once an appointment has been made, individuals are asked to adhere to the clinic operational guidelines to support the efficiency and safety of the caregivers and other community residents alike. Please arrive no more than 15 minutes early and remain in your vehicle until five minutes before your appointment time. Only those being vaccinated may attend the clinic, except for those who need assistance. Those who can not come alone to their appointment may bring one essential visitor.
Note: Wear loose-fitting clothes, for ease in accessing your shoulder to administer the vaccine. Masks are required. Please bring your own mask.