Montgomery County set to receive 12K vaccines week of March 29 as eligibility opens to all residents age 16 and older

One hub site and nearly 20 private providers in Montgomery County are set to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses through the week of March 29. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
One hub site and nearly 20 private providers in Montgomery County are set to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses through the week of March 29. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

One hub site and nearly 20 private providers in Montgomery County are set to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses through the week of March 29. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

A total of 12,620 COVID-19 vaccine doses were allocated to Montgomery County health care providers for the week of March 29 as vaccination in Texas opened to all residents age 16 and older.

The bulk of the county's weekly vaccine allocation will go to one of the county's vaccination hub providers, the Lone Star Family Health Center, and private provider Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital. A total of 8,850 doses were reserved for those two locations, according to Texas Department of State Health Services data.



While the county's second hub site—CHI St. Luke's Health The Woodlands Hospital—is not set to receive doses this week, more resources remain available through both hubs online and by phone. St. Luke's announced March 27 the launch of a new scheduling tool on its website in addition to its county phone line at 936-202-2060, while details from Lone Star are available online and at 936-523-5230.

The only other provider to receive more than 1,000 vaccine doses this week was the Walgreens Pharmacy at 3901 E. Davis St., Conroe. More than a dozen additional pharmacies and providers are also slated to receive between 100 and 200 doses each.

Just over 254,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been allocated to Montgomery County providers through the first 16 weeks of statewide vaccine distribution, including both first and second doses allocated through the state and smaller pharmacy allocations provided at the federal level. The county's largest weekly allocation came last week with more than 19,000 first doses and 21,000 second doses reserved for local providers, based on DSHS data.


More than 166,000 vaccine doses have been administered in Montgomery County as of March 29, including just over 109,000 people vaccinated with a first dose and 61,185 people who are fully vaccinated, according to the DSHS. Those fully vaccinated represent around 13.1% of the county's estimated population aged 16 and older.

More vaccine allocation and administration data may be viewed on the DSHS' COVID-19 vaccination dashboard.
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.