Galveston Co.'s COVID-19 vaccine registration fills up as soon as it opened Monday

TEXAS CITY, Texas (KTRK) -- As has been the case over the last month, Galveston County's vaccination clinic slots filled up almost as soon as registration was made available Monday morning.

The Galveston County Health District opened registration at 9:30 a.m. to those who currently qualify for the vaccine. But, by 10:15 a.m., Eyewitness News learned all appointments were filled and registration was closed.

Many Houston-area healthcare facilities continue to run out of appointments while trying to distribute doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to officials.

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Last week, available appointment slots were gone within minutes of the registration opening time.

Galveston County held a vaccine hub on Saturday in League City. Officials said roughly 800 doses were administered.

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said earlier this month that some healthcare facilities saw people signing up for slots, but they didn't fit the criteria to be eligible for the vaccine.

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As of now, the only people who can get vaccinated in the state of Texas are health care professionals and people 65 and older, or those 18 and older with certain medical conditions.

Officials said details on registering for the Galveston County Health District vaccine clinic are available on their website.

Vaccines are being administered at the Galveston County Health District in Texas City.

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