City of Amarillo provides more info about expanded COVID vaccinations


Beginning Monday (March 29), individuals over the age of 18 in the state of Texas will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the City of Amarillo (COA) COVID-19 walk-in vaccination clinic at the Amarillo Civic Center.

An abundance of related and updated information, including clinic dates and times, can be found at amarilloalerts.com Want to know what to expect? The COA has produced an educational video of the entire vaccination process. See the video at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqH9_inVv_Y&t=1s

The Amarillo Public Health Department (APHD) has been operating the walk-in vaccination clinic for qualified individuals according to state guidelines since Dec. 30. APHD administered its 100,000th vaccine on March 19. The clinic has the capacity to conduct as many as 5,000 vaccinations a day.

“This was the goal of the clinic since we began – vaccinate as many people as quickly and safely as possible,” said APHD Director Casie Stoughton. “The further expansion of vaccine availability will enable us to help even more people. We expect longer lines on Monday, but we are equipped to serve patients quickly and we are excited about helping protect our community.”

Immunizations are at the Amarillo Civic Center North Exhibit Hall, Entrance 3. Appointments are not available. Immunizations are provided on a walk-in basis. The vaccine is free of charge. Amarillo City Transit (ACT) is providing free transportation service on all fixed routes. ACT is also offering free shuttle service to and from the Civic Center for individuals who cannot access the fixed route service. Route information is available at: www.amarillo.gov/departments/community-services/transit. For more information call (806) 378-3095.

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