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SETX operations center announces 2,500 doses heading to Port Arthur

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.

Registration for the vaccine is available at vaccine.beaumonttexas.gov.

You can register at this time, but scheduling will be done at a later time once vaccinations are available.

If you are unable to access the 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.

Port Arthur Newsmedia visited the City of Port Arthur Health Department, when Juanita Cuellar, 93, was receiving the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday.

At the tie, the department had approximately 500 doses of the vaccine.

A representative with the department said the vaccine distribution could be moved to a larger location within the next couple of weeks to accommodate the public and the amount of vaccine doses.