More than 1,000 Polk County residents received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine offering protection against COVID-19 Friday at the second mass vaccination clinic. The event was held by the Polk County Office of Emergency Management and Brookshire Brothers Pharmacy.
County Health Officer Dr. Ray Luna supervised the mass effort and personally thanked many recipients for being proactive about containing the pandemic locally.
Residents who are over 65 or meet other requirements for Phase 1B are encouraged to join the temporary waitlist by clicking here: https://arcg.is/11ePGb.
Phase 1B includes persons who are 65 and older, or persons 18 years and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus. See the Texas
Department of State Health Service’s definition of Phase 1B for more details.
Persons without internet access who do not have someone able to help them sign-up online may contact Emergency Management at (936) 327-6826.
This temporary waitlist will be used by County staff and our partner vaccine providers to distribute the vaccine to the public for a limited time. Please note, this is a waitlist only and NOT a registration list.
The Angelina County & Cities Health District (ACCHD) is preparing a more sophisticated selfregistration and appointment program that we hope will be launched soon. When ACCHD
launches their new program, it will be linked to the Polk County Emergency Management, Texas Facebook page and website so you can sign up. The temporary waitlist will then be discontinued.
Please stay tuned to the Emergency Management Facebook page and website as well as local media outlets for the announcement of the ACCHD COVID-19 vaccine registration and appointment program.
“Vaccine supplies are limited and wait times will be dependent upon vaccine availability and
distribution phase,” said Emergency Management Coordinator Courtney Comstock. “Please be patient. As the vaccine becomes more available, eligibility will expand.
Again, for further updates from Emergency Management, visit our Facebook page
(www.facebook.com/PolkCountyEmergencyManagement) or our website at