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Here's how to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Southeast Texas

The Southeast Texas Regional Emergency Operations Center is still signing people up at Vaccine.BeaumontTexas.gov.

BEAUMONT, Texas — Starting Monday, March 29, 2021, all Texans are eligible to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. 

BEAUMONT

The Beaumont Public Health Department in conjunction with the Beaumont Office of Emergency Management will be administering the COVID-19 Vaccination to children ages 12 to 18 by appointment only beginning June 3, 2021.

  • Call 409-785-4700 to make an appointment for your child.
  • You do not need to pre-register your child online. Call to make an appointment for a child.
  • You must have an appointment to receive the vaccine. Do not go to a City facility for a vaccination without an appointment.

PORT ARTHUR

On Monday, April 26, 2021, the Port Arthur Vaccination clinic will move to the Texas Art Museum (TAMS) building at 3501 Cultural Center Dr. The clinic will operate from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. weekdays.

HARDIN COUNTY

Starting April 20, 2021 all vaccines administered in Hardin County will be done at the Hardin County Public Health Department at in Kountze daily by appointment from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Walk-ins will be seen on Thursdays and Fridays from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. starting April 22.

Hardin County vaccine clinics are open to anyone 18 and older and are not limited to county residents. You are asked to bring  completed vaccination, a driver’s license and a health insurance card if you have one.

Southeast Texas Regional Operations Center

The SETROC receives doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from the state and distributes them to hubs in Beaumont, Port Arthur, Jasper/Newton, Hardin, Orange and to Riceland Healthcare in Winnie.

Registration is available NOW vaccine.beaumonttexas.gov. Sometimes the site gets overloaded so keep trying.

MORE | Sign up for the vaccine at the SETX Regional Ops Center

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Residents can also call 409-550-2536.

Call center assistance will be available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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List: Pharmacies in Texas getting the COVID vaccine

The federal government has begun shipping COVID-19 vaccines to pharmacy chain locations across the United States, including stores in Texas.

We have heard reports of people receiving shots of the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine at some CVS locations in Southeast Texas.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are four major chains in Texas getting doses:

  • CVS
  • H-E-B
  • Good Neighbor Pharmacy - which represents independent typically family owned stores
  • Brookshire Brothers
  • Walmart

Notice that Walgreens and Kroger are not on this initial list.

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How and when to sign up for an appointment

Each pharmacy has a webpage dedicated to its vaccine distribution, and they are all currently following the state's Phase 1A and 1B guidelines, which focuses on the older populations and the vulnerable.

CVS has announced it will start taking appointments as early as Feb. 9, as long as you meet those 1A and 1B requirements.

You can visit the COVID pages for each of these pharmacies using these links below. Keep checking back for when they announce registrations have started:

How many doses will each pharmacy get?

Unfortunately, for now, supplies will be limited and not each pharmacy in our area will offer vaccinations. 

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