How to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Lubbock

Jan 11, 2021
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Editor's note: This post will be updated regularly with where eligible Lubbockites can get a COVID-19 vaccine. Find a map of providers and availability in each Texas county here.

Updated 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 15

More demand than supply of COVID-19 vaccines in Lubbock

Jan 7, 2021
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The short line outside of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center looks longer because of social distancing. Some of the first citizens in Lubbock to get the coronavirus vaccine seem to be taking no chances when they’re this close to pandemic relief.


Once inside, Lubbock Health Department Director Katherine Wells said people fill out a one-page form. The city is operating on trust with the people currently eligible to be vaccinated- citizens don’t need to bring any documents. 

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From KUT: 

Chris Bennett spent much of Tuesday afternoon on the phone trying to find a vaccine provider for his parents and himself.

“I called H-E-B. I called St. David’s. I called Seton. And I called Austin Regional Clinic,” he said.

Each one told him that he and his parents couldn’t get a vaccine from them.


Coronavirus vaccine offers hope, now people have to get it

Dec 17, 2020
Provided by Covenant Health

Lubbock received nearly 5,000 doses of the first emergency-authorized Pfizer coronavirus vaccine this week. 



Pulmonologist Dr. Brian Williams was one of the first in line at Covenant Medical Center. 

“I’ve avoided COVID for the last nine months despite taking care of COVID patients every day, taking care of thousands of people,” Williams said. “So the fact that I can get the vaccine is quite amazing.” 


Covenant nurse first to get coronavirus vaccine in Lubbock

Dec 15, 2020
Photo provided by Covanent Health

A nurse at Covenant Medical Center was the first person in Lubbock to receive the emergency-authorized coronavirus vaccine Tuesday.

Noe Melendez works in the cardiac intensive care unit at the hospital. He said he had no reservations about getting the Pfizer vaccine and hopes more vulnerable people will be able to get it soon. 

“I see people get really sick. I see the sickest of the sick,” he said. “If we can help curb that, that would be amazing for everybody.”

Melendez said the process was easy.