MIDLAND, Texas — The Midland Health Department announced Tuesday night that it has received 200 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
This is in addition to the Pfizer vaccine received by Midland Health earlier in December which was designated for health care workers at the hospital.
Texas is now moving into Phase 1B of vaccine distribution, which includes healthcare workers, Texans over the age of 65 and people with medical conditions that put them at greater risk of severe disease or death from COVID-19.
These medical conditions include but are not limited to the following:
- Chronic kidney disease
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
- Solid organ transplantation
- Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
The Midland Health Department announced that starting December 30, Midland citizens were able to call from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to schedule an appointment for vaccinations. However, the first doses have already been claimed.
If you fit the above criteria and would like to put your name on the list for when more doses arrive, you can visit the City of Midland website.
If you are a healthcare provider and would like to schedule an appointment for your workers you can call the number above or email MidlandHealth@midlandtexas.gov.
Vaccinations will be scheduled starting January 4 and will continue to be scheduled as the health department receives more doses.
For more information on vaccine distribution for Phase 1B you can visit the Department of State Health Services website.
The phone lines went down on Wednesday due to the sheer volume of calls received.
The health department is asking for everyone's patience as they work to distribute the vaccine.