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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. 

HARDIN COUNTY
April 9 Lumberton - Journey Community Church, 1534 Highway 96 South
1PM – 6PM: 1st doses for appointments , walk-ins (extended hours on Friday)
If you have an appointment, move to the front of the line. If you are age 65+ without an appointment, you will be seen right behind those with an appointment.

April 11 Kountze - First United Methodist Church of Kountze, 1015 South Pine Street
1P - 4PM: Appointments seen first followed by 65+ walk-ins, 18+ walk-ins. (while supplies last)

April 12th – 16th Silsbee - Pinecrest Baptist Church, 5660 FM1122
9AM – Noon: 2nd dose appointments
1PM – 4PM: 1st dose appointments, walk-in appointments (priority to 65+)
Anyone age 18 or older can make an appointment at: Vaccine.BeaumontTexas.gov.

Those needing a 2nd dose AFTER April 16, 2021 will visit the Hardin County Public Health Department in the courthouse annex building in Kountze at 1135 Redwood Street.

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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