Vaccine Watch

  Medical experts say the halt over Johnson and Johnson vaccine is out an ‘abundance of precaution’

Six cases of people developing a severe type of blood clots after receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine has prompted the CDC and FDA to call for a pause on the vaccine’s distribution.

Randall County Jail to offer COVID vaccine to inmates

  Generation Next Church hosting COVID vaccine clinic Wednesday

Gov. Abbott Executive Order prohibits government-mandated vaccine passports in Texas

  Amarillo VA expands vaccinations for all veterans, caregivers and spouses starting Monday

  Hilltop Senior Citizens Center to hold Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination Clinic

  Clovis vaccination clinic available Thursday and Friday

Continued Coverage

  Vaccination increases, expected to help fight off rising variants

  Amarillo Public Health says 30% of area adults now vaccinated

  New Mexico expands COVID vaccine eligibility to all ages 16 and up

  United Supermarkets upgrades COVID-19 vaccine clinics

WATCH: Gov. Abbott ‘Save Our Seniors’ initiative update

  Volunteers needed for COVID vaccine clinic in Memphis

  Johnson and Johnson vaccine clinic available for those with intellectual disabilities

Johnson and Johnson vaccine clinic available for those with intellectual disabilities

  Texas DSHS to open COVID-19 vaccine to all adults March 29

The Texas Department of State Health Services will open the COVID-19 vaccine to all adults on March 29.

  Amarillo VA vaccinates Veteran with it’s 10,000th dose given

Veterans in all priority groups are eligible to receive the vaccine for free.

  Amarillo reaches 100,000 COVID-19 vaccinations at Civic Center

The Amarillo Public Health Department has given its 100,000th COVID-19 vaccination at the walk-in clinic at the Amarillo Civic Center.

  Beyond 100M: Biden team aiming for bigger vaccine numbers

As City of Amarillo moves to level Yellow, hospitals are transitioning to normal operations

  Amarillo vaccination clinic to begin category 1C vaccinations today

  City of Amarillo releases videos to help with vaccine clinic

Biden boosts US vaccine stockpile as world waits

  As third vaccination group opens in Texas, City of Amarillo says they are ready

  Texas National Guard helping vaccinate Moore County residents

Today 20 members of the Texas Army National Guard helping with vaccine distribution across the state made their first stop in the Panhandle.

  Amarillo VA offers walk-in COVID-19 vaccination for enrolled veterans

The Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center is offering a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic this Saturday.

  Communities share COVID-19 vaccine to prevent any doses from being wasted

Wednesday the state announced the third vaccine category also known as Phase1C includes individuals at least 50 years of age. They will be able to receive the vaccine starting Monday.

  City Amarillo extending COVID-19 vaccine availability to Phase 1C starting Monday

Starting Monday March 15, the City of Amarillo is extending COVID-19 vaccine availability to individuals meeting criteria defined under the State of Texas Phase 1C COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation initiative.

  City of Amarillo expecting state to expand vaccine eligibility this week

The Amarillo Public Health Department is waiting on word from the state to expand vaccine eligibility to the 1C category this week.

Pfizer enrolling 4,000 pregnant women for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

Pregnant women are now being included in clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine.

  WTAMU to begin offering COVID-19 vaccine to employees and students

West Texas A&M University will begin to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to employees and students this week.

  Amarillo College to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic, plans to adopt mask optional policy after Spring Break

Amarillo College will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic this week for all currently employed faculty, staff and student workers.

  First dose COVID-19 vaccine clinic for Thursday and Friday in Dumas

The Moore County Emergency Management office is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Dumas on March 11 and 12.

  Dalhart helping bring vaccine to surrounding rural communities

Dalhart helping bring vaccine to surrounding rural communities

Amarillo VA receives COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson

The Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center has received the new Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

  Texas Department of State Health Services finalized next phase of COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

The Texas Department of State Health Services has finalized the next phase of vaccine roll-out. They plan to open that third category this month, but did not say who will be included.

  Portales hosting COVID-19 vaccination event this Saturday

The New Mexico Department of Health will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccination event in Portales, this Saturday March 5.

  ‘Save Our Seniors’: Efforts to vaccinate homebound seniors in the Panhandle

Across the state and at the local level, homebound seniors have become a priority after officials realized many are not physically able to go to the clinics, essentially designed for them.

  Texas DSHS opens COVID-19 vaccine to teachers and educational staff, effective immediately

The COVID-19 vaccine is now open to teachers in Texas, effective immediately.

  Amarillo VA Health Care hosting Moderna COVID-19 vaccination in Clovis for veterans of all ages

The Amarillo VA Health Care System will host a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Clovis.

J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two.

  Plunging demand for COVID-19 tests may leave US exposed

U.S. testing hit a peak on Jan. 15. Since then, the average number of daily tests has fallen more than 28%.

  Amarillo senior community reaches 90 percent vaccination rate

The Park Central senior community in Amarillo has about 600 residents and have now reached a 90 percent vaccination rate.

  VA Health care offering walk-in clinic for COVID-19 vaccine to all veteran ages

The Amarillo VA Health Care System has opened Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations to all ages and has created a walk-in vaccination clinic tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

  Amarillo and Lubbock VA Health clinic has COVID-19 vaccines available for veterans

The VA Health clinic in Amarillo and Lubbock has Moderna COVID-19 vaccines available for Saturday, Feb. 27.

  Texas A&M vet lab partnered with Physicians Preferred Laboratory to help prevent COVID-19 outbreaks

Unusual collaboration in Panhandle became key in preventing outbreaks of COVID-19

  Nursing homes see COVID-19 cases plummet after vaccine becomes available

Nursing homes see COVID-19 cases plummet after vaccine becomes available

  Borger to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic Thursday and Friday

The City of Borger will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday, Feb. 25 and Friday, Feb. 26.

  Amarillo VA Healthcare system to vaccinate veterans in surrounding rural communities

Amarillo VA Healthcare system to vaccinate veterans in surrounding rural communities

  ‘I was just ready to get it’: Amarillo 7th grader begins COVID-19 vaccine adolescent trial

Across the country 12 through 17-years-olds have begun receiving the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines as part of the adolescent clinical trials.

  Moore County finds way to vaccinate homebound seniors in their homes

Moore county began vaccinating those in Phase 1A and 1B this week. But, while planning their clinic, realized they needed to find a way to vaccinate the most vulnerable community members, homebound seniors.

  Amarillo COVID-19 vaccine clinic staff staying positive despite being tired

The staff at the Amarillo Civic Center’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic is keeping a positive attitude and getting some help as it processes thousands of people looking for COVID-19 protection.

  As COVID-19 hospitalization drops, Mayor Nelson encourages infusion treatment

In a news conference today, Mayor Ginger Nelson encouraged those diagnosed with COVID-19 to pursue Bamlanivimab infusion treatment to stay well and out of the hospital.

  Wesley Community Center to host COVID-19 vaccine discussion with doctor, city leaders

City leaders and healthcare professionals will answer questions about COVID-19 vaccinations during a discussion hosted by the Wesley Community Center

  Education may be key to addressing racial disparities in Amarillo vaccination rates

Amarillo may be ahead of the curve when it comes to vaccination distribution but, it may be falling behind getting certain populations vaccinated.

  COVID-19 vaccine coming to Amarillo CVS as part of Federal Retail Pharmacy program

The CDC has announced the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program which will be sending 1 million doses of the Moderna vaccine to twenty-one pharmacy chains across the nation in an effort to increase access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

  COVID-19 vaccine clinic happening this weekend in Memphis

A COVID-19 vaccine clinic is happening this weekend in Memphis.

  Oldham County to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic next week

Oldham County will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for area residents on Monday, Feb. 8.

  Texas focuses on 75 years and older for COVID-19 vaccination

So far, 2.7 million doses of vaccine have been administered in Texas, that is about 700 thousand more than last week.

  Potter County receives around 1,200 rapid COVID-19 tests from River Road ISD

Potter County employees now have the opportunity to take rapid COVID tests every Tuesday and Thursday if they’re feeling sick. River Road ISD donated a little under 1,200 COVID rapid tests to Potter County.

  Amarillo doctors search for COVID-19 vaccine candidates to use extra doses

Amarillo doctors are experiencing extra doses of COVID-19 vaccines and are doing whatever it takes to use every dose for the residents in the Panhandle.

  Amarillo businesses to reopen, expand capacity thanks to low hospitalization rates

As area COVID-19 hospitalization rates continue to fall, the City of Amarillo is preparing to open up previously closed and restricted facilities and businesses as soon as tomorrow.

  You can still give blood after receiving COVID-19 vaccine, experts say

Experts say you can still give blood after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Scam Alert: Experts warn against sharing COVID-19 vaccine card on social media

According to the Better Business Bureau of Amarillo, scams in relation to the COVID-19 vaccine are increasing nationwide.

BBB warns against posting vaccine cards on social media

Vaccinations cards have personal information on them, such as your full name, your birthday, and where you got your vaccine.

  Many involved in behind the scenes working to help vaccinate residents in Amarillo

The Amarillo walk-in vaccine clinic has been successful getting people vaccinated against the virus as quickly as possible.

  Over 2 million people received at least first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Texas

Out of the 30 million population Texas has, so far, about 1.7 million have received the first dose and around 370 thousand others have received both doses.

  COVID-19 vaccine clinic happening in Dalhart this weekend

The Dallam-Hartley Counties Hospital District will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic this weekend.

  Health experts show results of why COVID-19 hospitalization rates has decreased

Hospitals in Amarillo are looking toward a “good future” as area health experts believe vaccinations, masking precautions and a high number of recovered COVID-19 are likely contributing to a decrease in positive cases.

  Chick-fil-A manager called in to help drive-thru back up at COVID-19 vaccine site

What do you do when your COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru line is backed up? You seek out the professionals.

  TTUHSC begins second doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center began providing second doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine today.

  COVID-19 vaccination clinic adjusts Tuesday hours to accommodate those working, traveling long distances

On Tuesdays, The City of Amarillo Public Health Department’s COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinic at the Amarillo Civic Center will be opening from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  Long distanced travelers make way to Panhandle COVID-19 vaccine hubs

Texas has begun setting up vaccine hubs in areas most affected by the virus.

  Amarillo Civic Center COVID-19 vaccine clinic begins administering 2nd doses

The COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Amarillo Civic Center begins administering the second doses of the vaccine today.

Nurse battling COVID-19 may have contracted virus between vaccine doses

In between doses, experts say the Pfizer vaccine is 50% effective. It takes at least two weeks after the second dose to receive the full benefit of 95% protection.

  Amarillo is leading nation in COVID-19 vaccination rates

Amarillo is leading the nation in COVID-19 vaccination rates.

  COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Amarillo Civic Center closed

The City of Amarillo’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Amarillo Civic Center has temporarily closed.

  Amarillo Public Health to begin delivering 2nd doses of COVID-19 vaccines next week

The Amarillo Public Health Department will begin giving second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the first recipients of the vaccination next week.

  Borger offers COVID-19 vaccine clinic drive-thru, starting Jan. 20

Golden Plains Hospital, Medical Drive will have a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic, starting on Wednesday, Jan 20, the line will begin at 1:00 p.m., the clinic will start at 1:30 p.m.

  Dalhart vaccine clinic to provide 975 vaccines to Dallam, Hartley and Sherman residents

Some Dallam, Hartley and Sherman residents will be able to get vaccinated at the Rita Blanca Coliseum this Saturday.

  VA Medical Center opening vaccine clinic for veterans on Monday

The Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center will hold it’s first-ever COVID-19 vaccination clinic Monday.

  Amarillo COVID-19 vaccine clinic schedule

COVID-19 vaccine clinic schedule for the Amarillo Civic Center.