Chief Medical Officer at Northwest Texas Hospital Dr. Brian Weis said that number is disappointing as that is the ultimate defense against the virus.
“The vaccines are the answer, they are a way of preventing this guy from causing a surge again. So I really wish people would strongly consider getting the vaccine at this point since we might be facing wave number three unfortunately of a COVID-19 variant,” said Dr. Weis.
The city of Amarillo’s public health department is offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to anyone 18 years of age and older. According to the Amarillo Alerts website, there is a 28-day waiting period between the first two doses of the vaccine. Certain groups are eligible for booster doses and third doses of the Moderna vaccine.
The public health department is also offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 5 years of age and older, after the recent federal approvals for vaccines for children. According to the Amarillo Alerts website, there is a 21-day waiting period between the first two doses of the vaccine. Certain groups are eligible for booster doses and third doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
The next question, however – where are COVID-19 vaccines available in the Amarillo area? Here is a list of current operating hours and locations for the Public Health Department’s vaccination clinics. The public health department’s clinics are walk-in and no appointments are necessary.
The city of Amarillo is hosting its vaccination clinic at the Amarillo Public Health Department, located at 850 Martin Rd. The hours of the clinic are the following:
- Monday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Thursdays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Public Health Mobile Vaccination Clinic schedule:
No Amarillo Public Health Mobile Vaccination Clinics are scheduled at this time.
Other COVID-19 Vaccination availabilities in Amarillo can be found here:
- Amarillo Family Physicians
- Amigos Pharmacy
- Care Xpress Urgent Care
- CVS Pharmacy
- Martin-Tipton Pharmacy, LLC
- Market Street Pharmacy
- Sam’s Club Pharmacy
- United Pharmacy
- Walgreens Pharmacy
- Walmart Pharmacy
Do you know of another location offering COVID-19 vaccines? Let us know at MyHighPlains.com!