Port Arthur supersizing COVID vaccination plan next week

Published 9:52 pm Friday, February 5, 2021

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The Port Arthur COVID vaccination plan is supersizing next week for local residents.

Port Arthur Health Director Judith Smith announced a mass vaccination clinic will begin operation Tuesday at Bob Bowers Civic Center.

Any citizen who has registered and received an appointment will be administered a vaccine at the appointed time.

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All persons must register online, in order to receive an appointment. Once registered, you will be contacted when an appointment has been set.

Some important reminders:

  • DO NOT show up to the vaccination site until you have received a confirmed appointment time from the health department. No one will be served without an appointment.
  • Anyone who previously left their name on the waitlists needs to be sure their registration is completed at vaccine.beaumonttexas.gov.
  • You can register at this time, but scheduling will be done at a later time, once vaccinations are available.

Jefferson County has received 11,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines and has distributed them to partners with the Southeast Texas Regional Emergency Operations Center.

The update was shared with the public on Friday afternoon and includes:

  • Beaumont – 2,500;
  • Port Arthur – 2,500;
  • Jasper – 2,100;
  • Newton – 2,100;
  • Hardin – 1,500;
  • Orange – 1,500; and
  • Riceland – 900.

If you are unable to access the registration website, call centers have been established at 409-550-2536 for further assistance. This covers residents in Hardin, Jefferson, Jasper, Newton and Orange counties.

Call center assistance will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.