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Brazos Center vaccination hub reschedules all appointments for Friday, Feb 19

Officials plan on distributing a minimum of 2,500 of the 3,000 doses of the vaccine on Friday.
Published: Feb. 13, 2021 at 2:22 PM CST
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - The Brazos County vaccination task force leader, Jim Stewart, announced that all appointments will be moved to Friday, Feb 19. The plan is to distribute a minimum of 2,500 of the 3,000 doses of the vaccine on Friday.

The appointments were originally scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

In the place of the three days, a day-long vaccination event will be conducted on Friday with the hope of distributing a minimum of 2,500 of the 3,000 doses received.

Emails will be sent out to reschedule appointments at the Brazos Center. Previously scheduled recipients should expect to see an updated invite within the next few days.

Staff and volunteers who are scheduled for shifts during these rescheduled times will also receive notification changes.

“The safety of our constituents is at the forefront of our minds and we’re going to ensure that we’re not going to put them in harm’s way by bringing them out to get the vaccine,” said Stewart.

Tents and heaters have been rented for volunteers throughout the parking lot and as patients approach the entryway of the Brazos Center.

As supplies are still limited by the state, Stewart is asking those that did not receive their first dose at the Brazos Center to return to the location they originally were vaccinated at.

“The way the doses flow out there’s the first dose, a number we get of that and there’s a matching number we get of the second dose. If you decide you don’t want to go back to the location you received the first dose at and instead come to Brazos County, we don’t really have that second dose in our inventory to give to you,” said Stewart.

Stewart says each week of the Brazos Center vaccination hub they continue to make improvements. He says they hope to launch the call center to register for the hub starting Monday.

“This is for those folks that either don’t have an email address, don’t have internet access, or don’t know how it works they’ll dial 211 and be directed to some that will help them get registered,” said Stewart.

Registration can still be done online through St. Joseph Health by clicking here.

Here is the full statement from the Brazos County community vaccination hub:

The leadership team of the Brazos County Community Vaccination Hub has been closely monitoring the weather picture for the upcoming week. Measures had already been put into place to accommodate our vaccine recipients and our staff, to include obtaining tentage and outdoor heaters.

The weather briefings we have received today are even more dire for the upcoming week, so the difficult decision was made to cancel operations for next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. In the place of those three days, we will conduct a day long vaccination event on Friday with the hope of distributing a minimum of 2500 of the 3000 doses we have received. Although the area will still be experiencing low temperatures, the conditions for driving will be much improved.

We will begin sending out emails to reschedule appointments at the Brazos Center, and our previously scheduled recipients should expect to see an updated invite within the next few days. Staff and volunteers who are scheduled for shifts during these rescheduled times will also receive notification changes.

This is disappointing news for all of us, but these challenges will not dissuade us from our mission of ‘getting a shot in everyone’s arm who wants one’.

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