COVID-19 Vaccine Hubs Across Texas
Earlier this week, St. Luke’s Health-The Woodlands Hospital saw an overwhelming response to its COVID-19 vaccination program after vaccinations were paused last week due to the storm. Due to the overwhelming demand from the community and its impact on traffic in the area, all appointments for the remainder of the week have been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. The Office of Emergency Management is working as quickly as possible to move the vaccine operations to a larger, more accessible area to avoid traffic congestion and safety concerns in the area.
We remain committed to distributing COVID-19 vaccines as quickly and safely as possible and plan to honor previously scheduled appointments for second doses. Vaccine recipients who were scheduled for their second dose this week will be contacted about a new appointment date and location in the very near future. We thank the community for their continued patience and understanding.
St. Luke’s Health is working with local and state public health departments to ensure effective vaccine distribution and administration.
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in the Texas Medical Center, The Woodlands Hospital in North Houston, and St. Joseph Health College Station Hospital in the Brazos Valley are among dozens of providers that have been chosen as vaccination hubs by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
As large designated vaccine sites, these facilities are focusing on vaccinating healthcare workers and members of the community who meet state guidelines. We will continue to expand our vaccination capacity as more supply of the vaccine is available.
At St. Luke’s Health, it is our priority to administer COVID-19 vaccines as quickly and safely as possible. Vaccine supply remains limited, so we urge the community to be patient and continue to follow CDC guidelines for the pandemic.
Vaccines are just one tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please remember to wash your hands regularly, always wear face coverings in public, and follow social distancing guidelines and government quarantine directives in your area.