Port Arthur Health Department extends COVID Vaccine Clinic hours on Thursday

Published 4:12 pm Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The Port Arthur Health Department is committed to getting the COVID Vaccines to the public and has extended hours Thursday until 7 p.m.

If you normally work past the 4 p.m. regularly set closing time of the COVID Vaccine Clinic, health officials ask you to “please plan to get your vaccination tomorrow, August 19, 2021.”

“We emphasize again that COVID-19 is still a very serious disease,” a health department release said. “Please continue to be vigilant and protect yourself and your family. You may call 409-332-6215 for more information about the COVID Vaccines.”

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Fully-vaccinated individuals in Mid and South County can now get a third shot from the Port Arthur Health Department.

The Centers for Disease Control on Wednesday said immunocompromised individuals who took the shot should receive a third dose.

The agency does not currently recommend additional shots for “any other population.”

Those considered most at-risk include anyone who has been receiving cancer treatments, organ transplant recipients, stem cell transplant recipients (within the last two years), those with advanced or untreated HIV and those that take high-doses of corticosteroids that suppress immune response.

The Port Arthur Health Department currently administers free vaccines for those 12 and older at the Texas Artist’s Museum, 3501 Cultural Center Drive, Monday through Friday.