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Waco-McLennan County Public Health District to hold free COVID vaccination clinic next week

Registration opens January 17th and 18th
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Posted at 1:09 PM, Jan 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-16 19:16:35-05

The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District will be holding a free vaccination clinic next week for eligible people.

The health district has received an allotment of 1,500 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as part of the of the State’s Vaccination Hub program.

The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District says supply continues to be very limited, but the Health District expects to receive additional shipments of vaccine in the coming weeks and is prepared to host more vaccination clinics to meet community needs.

A free vaccination clinic, by appointment only, for people who are eligible under Phases 1A and 1B is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday next week at the Waco Convention Center (100 Washington Avenue in Waco) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The clinic is by appointment only. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

To provide greater community access to registration, there will be two registration periods available for this clinic.

Registration will be available by phone and online on Sunday, January 17th beginning at 1:30 p.m. and on Monday, January 18th beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Registration online will be HERE or by calling (254) 750-1890 to register by phone.

The call center and online registration portal will close each day after registration slots are full.

For more clinic information visit: www.covidwaco.com.

Phase 1A includes front-line health care workers, first responders, and last responders.

Phase 1B includes people 65 and older or people 16 and older with a medical condition that increases risk of severe COVID-19 illness.

For more detail on those eligible in the phases described by the DSHS, visit covidwaco.com.

"Please note that this clinic will offer the Moderna vaccine, which is only available for people 18 years of age and older," the health district said.