H-E-B sets up online registration tool for 1A and 1B patients for COVID-19 shots, no vaccines yet


AUSTIN (KXAN) — In preparation for giving COVID-19 vaccinations to people in Phase 1B, H-E-B says it has requested more doses and eligible people can schedule appointments online when pharmacies receive them.

H-E-B said it did not receive any COVID-19 vaccines this week and doesn’t have a timeline from the state on when it will, but it wanted to prepare once the vaccine is available.

The grocery chain has an online registration tool set up, and it says when stores receive another allotment of vaccine doses, those aged 65 years and older and those aged 16 or older with chronic medical conditions (18 or older for the Moderna vaccine) as defined in Phase 1B can schedule an appointment to receive their first dose.

H-E-B won’t accept walk-up patients for COVID-19 vaccinations, it says. It is also still vaccinating people in Phase 1A — frontline healthcare workers and those who work and live in long-term care facilities that aren’t part of the federal pharmacy program.

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