BRAZOS VALLEY, TX — In a press release Friday, St. Joseph Health announced they will receive fewer COVID-19 vaccine doses than they anticipated for both their clinic and at the Brazos County Community Hub.
As of Feb 5., these changes will affect some individuals that are scheduled for their 1st, and 2nd vaccine dose appointments.
From Feb 8-14., St. Joseph Health expects to receive only 2,000 1st dose and 1,000 2nd doses; this will mark a 2,500 drop for 1st doses from their previous week.
According to their press release, emails will be sent out to reschedule some with 1st dose appointments at the Brazos Center.
Who will be affected?
Individuals affected will include those with scheduled 1st dose appointments at St. Joseph Health's clinic or the Brazos Center on the following dates:
- Feb 9. (all afternoon appointments)
- Feb 10. (all day)
- Feb 11. (all day)
Said individuals, will receive an email that will let them know their appointments have been rescheduled.
When will first dose appointments at St. Joseph Health's clinic or Brazos Center be rescheduled later for?
-Feb 9. afternoon appointments will be on Feb 16.
-Feb 10. appointments will be on Feb 17.
-Feb 11. appointments will be on Feb 18.
All rescheduled appointments will now take place exactly one week later and will remain at the same time it was originally scheduled for.
When will second dose appointments be rescheduled later for?
Individuals scheduled for their 2nd dose at any of the following locations:
- St. Joseph Health MatureWell
- Bryan Hospital
- College Station Hospital
Said individuals, are advised to keep an eye out for an email with their new rescheduled appointment time.
All of those individuals will be rescheduled for the following week as well as at the same time.
"Please don’t panic if you are at the 28-day mark or later and you get a reschedule notice. You will still be within the window to receive the second dose, according to CDC guidelines." St. Joseph Health wrote in their press release on Feb 5.
Additionally, volunteers who were scheduled for shifts during these rescheduled times should also receive notification of these changes from the American Red Cross.
"We know this is disappointing news and had hoped to receive the same amount that we did for this week, however, we are dependent on what the state allocates us each week. We’re working hard to vaccinate every 1A and 1B resident in the Brazos Valley, which is more than 130,000 people." St. Joseph Health added in their press release statement.
Anyone eligible for the vaccine and interested in receiving it should visit here, and watch your email for an invitation.
"There may be a delay from the time you register on the waitlist to the time you receive an invitation to schedule. Please know we’re working as fast as we can to help everyone in the Brazos Valley get a vaccine that would like one." St. Joseph Health concluded on.