WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — More doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrived in Wichita Falls Thursday ahead of this weekend’s mass vaccination clinic.
The Wichita County Public Health District will be hosting their mass vaccination clinic this Saturday, January 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the MPEC.
The clinic is appointment based, the Health District will use their current waiting list to schedule appointments. The Health District asks that residents DO NOT call the Health District asking for an appointment.
Multiple staff will be calling and scheduling appointments from different phone lines at the
Health District. There is not one specific phone number that will be used. The Health District asks residents to please answer any unknown numbers, including SPAM calls, and to check your SPAM settings on your phone to ensure the number will go through.
Those who have an appointment will need to use the MPEC’s West entrance.
Enter the MPEC facility at the West entrance located on Burnett Street.
Bring a form of identification.
Masks are required.
Who can get the vaccine now?
Front-line healthcare workers and residents at long-term care facilities (called Phase 1A) plus people over 65 or with a chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from COVID‑19 (called Phase 1B) are currently eligible to receive the COVID‑19 vaccine.
Phase 1B recipients include:
- People 65 years of age and older
- People 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, such as but not limited to:
- Chronic kidney disease
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Down Syndrome
- 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