In a bid to fight the increasing COVID-19 cases and increase in hospitalized patients, Holy Spirit Catholic Church decided to be involved in more promotion of local vaccination clinics.
The church has been partnering with the City of Lubbock Health Department. The event held on Thursday between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m sees the free vaccination clinic held inside the church located at 9821 Frankford Ave. Anyone 18-and-older can get a shot from Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.
Appointments can be scheduled online through the health department’s website or by calling 806-775-2933. Walk-ups will also be accepted.
For those unavailable, the health department will also set up shop during the Barrio Guadalupe Community Movie Night on Friday from 6:30-8 p.m. at Aztlan Park near 1st Street and Avenue K.
The health department is also offering free vaccinations and tests from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at its main building in downtown Lubbock, 806 18th St.
Due to the number of rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalisation recently, the focus on vaccinations has increased. According to a report from University Medical Center, the hospital now has 30 COVID patients. At the beginning of the month, there was only one. It is nearly the same story with Covenant Health, which now has 40-to-50 COVID patients.
With just 121 new COVID cases reported on Wednesday, the health department now has 953 active cases.