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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Information about vaccine waitlist

To simplify the registration process for COVID-19 vaccine appointments at sites around the county, the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston County Health District, and Galveston County will begin using a vaccine waitlist.
Those interested in getting a COVID-19 vaccine can go to utmbhealth.com/vaccine to register for the waitlist. The registration process will require an account be set up and a series of questions regarding health status be answered. A separate email address will be required for each person signing up. This information will be used to make sure our most vulnerable populations have the opportunity to get scheduled for vaccination.
For those who may not have internet access or a working email address, a phone bank can assist them with the waitlist registration process. They will be asked to provide an email and cell phone number for a relative or close friend to ensure they receive scheduling notifications. The phone bank can be reached at 877-389-2318 between the hours of 8:00 and 5:00pm, Monday - Friday.
Signing up on the waitlist does not mean you are scheduled for a vaccine appointment. What it means is that you will be contacted when it is your turn based on age and medical conditions. In accordance with guidance from the Texas Department of State Health Services, only individuals that under Phase 1A, health care workers, and Phase 1B, those 65 and older or 16 and older with certain medical conditions, are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Para simplificar el proceso de registro para las citas para la vacuna COVID-19 en sitios alrededor del condado, la University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston County Health District, and Galveston County comenzarán a usar una lista de espera de vacunas.
Aquellos interesados en recibir una vacuna COVID-19 pueden ir a utmbhealth.com/vaccine para registrarse en la lista de espera. El proceso de registro requerirá que se configure una cuenta y responda a una seria de preguntas sobre el estado de salud. Se requerirá una dirección de correo electrónico para cada persona que se registre. Esta información se utilizará para garantizar que nuestras poblaciones más vulnerables tengan acceso la vacunación.
Para aquellos que no tengan acceso a Internet o una dirección de correo electrónico, un banco telefónico puede ayudarlos registrarse a la lista de espera. Se les pedirá que proporcionen un correo electrónico y un número de teléfono celular de un familiar o amigo cercano para asegurarse de recibir notificaciones de programación. Puede comunicarse con el banco telefónico al 877-389-2318.
Registrarse en la lista de espera no significa que tenga una cita para vacunarse. Lo que significa es que nos comunicaremos con usted cuando sea su turno según la edad y las condiciones médicas. De acuerdo con la guía del Departamento de Servicios de Salud del Estado de Texas, solo las personas que en la Fase 1A, los trabajadores de la salud, y la Fase 1B, las personas de 65 años o más o de 16 años o más con ciertas afecciones médicas, son elegibles para la vacuna COVID-19.


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