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Here's how you can sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine in Southeast Texas

The Southeast Texas Regional Emergency Operations Center is now signing people up via a new website

BEAUMONT, Texas — As more doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Southeast Texas, local leaders are trying to make it easier to sign up to be notified when there are vaccines are available. 

In addition to vaccines provided by the Southeast Texas Regional Operations Center, there are also options to be vaccinated by private companies. 

To be vaccinated in Texas, the Department of State Health Services says you must qualify under Phase 1A or  Phase 1B

RELATED: Here's where CVS is offering COVID vaccines and testing

Southeast Texas Regional Operations Center

The SETROC will receive 11,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed in Beaumont, Port Arthur, Jasper/Newton, Hardin, Orange and Riceland. 

Registration is available at vaccine.beaumonttexas.gov. At this time, you can register to receive the vaccine, but scheduling will be done at a later time. 

 Residents can also call 409-550-2536.

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

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

RELATED: Interactive state map shows COVID-19 vaccine availability across Southeast Texas

List: Pharmacies in Texas getting the COVID vaccine

The White House has announced the federal government will soon begin shipping COVID-19 vaccines to pharmacy chain locations across the United States, including stores in Texas.

Those shipments are set to be received starting next week, with CVS being one of the first to confirm some locations, including those in Houston, will be accepting appointments as early as Feb. 9 for Feb. 11 vaccinations.

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.

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. Doing simple math, based on the White House's numbers from earlier this week, each of the 6,500 pharmacies getting shipments nationwide will only get about 150 doses each. But it's a start to a bigger process of offering in-store vaccinations to the general public once we move beyond Phase 1A and Phase 1B.

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