Update, Jan. 13: UT Health says all of its COVID-19 vaccines are spoken for, with the Carthage doses going to 1A healthcare workers and appointments for its Tyler location filled as well. Those in the 1B group who are interested in getting the vaccine can check https://www.signupgenius.com/go/ut in the future to see when more vaccine appointments become available.
Original Story: UT Health Carthage is getting 100 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the state’s allotment this week, the Department of Health and Human Services announced.
The UT Health system has begun vaccinating those in the 1B groups as well those in the 1A group as vaccines become available, but all vaccinations must be scheduled in advanced.
The 1A group includes healthcare workers, first and last responders and residents of long-term care facilities. The 1B group includes those 65 or older or those who are 18 and older who have at least one chronic medical condition that increases their risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
UT Health East Texas said individuals who meet one of the criteria can make an appointment by going to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/UT Vaccines. Vaccines are administered at UT Health North Campus Tyler, 11937 U.S. Highway 271. Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the appointment, you will be registered, vaccinated and monitored for 15 minutes, during which time a second appointment will be scheduled. The Moderna vaccine is given in two doses, 28 days apart.
Panola County COVID Cases
As of Tuesday morning, the state was reporting Panola County had an estimated 185 active cases. Cumulatively, the county has seen 46 deaths, 758 confirmed cases, 385 probable cases and 912 recoveries.
The state was also reporting that Trauma Service G, the area which includes Panola County, had 35 ICU beds available and 589 patients hospitalized with COVID-19. The region’s hospitalization rate was 24.33 percent.
East Texas Region
The state is continuing to allocate COVID-19 vaccines to communities across Texas. This week, which makes Week Five of the vaccine allocation program, 200 more doses are coming to Longview. Select Specialty Hospital will receive 100 doses and Wellness Pointe will receive 100 doses, according to an allocation list provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Smith County will receive more than 4,000 additional vaccine doses this week. The Northeast Texas Public Health District in Tyler will receive 1,500 doses; UT Health Science Center in Tyler will receive 1,500 doses; the Texas Department of State Health Service regional headquarters in Tyler will receive 1,000 doses; and Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital will receive 100 doses.
North East Texas Health CEO George Roberts said the health district will be hosting vaccine drive-thru clinics at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler every week based on an appointment and waiting-list system. To become a part of the waiting list, visit nethealthcovid19.org.