UPDATED: Montgomery County extends call center for vaccination wait list registration; thousands of vaccines reserved for local providers

Thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses were allocated to the Montgomery County Public Health District and two hub sites for the week of Feb. 8. (Courtesy Baylor College of Medicine)
Thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses were allocated to the Montgomery County Public Health District and two hub sites for the week of Feb. 8. (Courtesy Baylor College of Medicine)

Thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses were allocated to the Montgomery County Public Health District and two hub sites for the week of Feb. 8. (Courtesy Baylor College of Medicine)

Updated Feb. 10 5:45 p.m.

Montgomery County's call center for COVID-19 vaccination waitlist registration will now operate five days per week, the Montgomery County Public Health District announced Feb. 10.

The call center, which opened Feb. 8, may be now reached by calling 936-523-3916 between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays. The service is open to those age 65 and above who require assistance to join the waitlist for a local vaccination appointment. Those currently eligible for vaccination may also join the waitlist online through the county's registration form.

Those registered on the waitlist will receive emailed invitations to schedule a vaccination appointment over the coming weeks as further vaccine supply becomes available, the health district said.

Posted Feb. 8 10:28 a.m.


The Texas Department of State Health Services announced thousands more COVID-19 vaccine doses were reserved for Montgomery County's two vaccination hub sites and its public health district Feb. 5, ahead of the Feb. 8 opening of a county call center for seniors seeking to be added to a vaccine waitlist.

The two hub locations, managed by the Lone Star Family Health Center and CHI St. Luke's Health—The Woodlands Hospital, were each allocated around 2,000 vaccine doses for the week of Feb. 8. More information on both providers' vaccinations and waitlists can be found at www.lonestarvaccine.com and www.stlukeshealth.org/covidvaccine.

The sole non-hub provider to receive a vaccine allocation this week was the Montgomery County Public Health District, which had 2,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine reserved.

Alongside its online vaccine waitlist form, the county also announced a new call center for registration of those age 65 and above without internet access. The call center at 936-522-4570 will run from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 8 only. Those who are eligible and registered on the waitlist will be contacted for vaccination appointments as vaccines become available, the health district said.


As of Feb. 8, nearly 74,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been allocated for Montgomery County providers, including 52,100 first doses and 21,800 second doses. Of those, 25,671 first dose vaccinations—49.27% of the those allocated—have been administered in Montgomery County, and 10,102 people have been fully vaccinated with a second dose. In total, 48.41% of all allocated first and second vaccine doses have been administered in the county as of Feb. 8, according to DSHS information.

By Ben Thompson
Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2019 as a reporter for The Woodlands area and began working as Austin's City Hall reporter in April 2021.


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