‘Save Our Seniors’ COVID-19 vaccine clinic opens up to 18 and older

Anyone 18 and older can sign-up for 'Save Our Seniors' vaccine clinic Thursday in Yoakum

YOAKUM, Texas – Anyone 18 and older can schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment for the Save Our Seniors vaccine clinic Thursday morning.

According to a news release, the City of Yoakum Emergency Management in coordination with De Witt County Office of Emergency Management, Lavaca County Office of Emergency Management and Texas Division of Emergency Management along with the Texas Military Department are hosting a Save Our Seniors (65 and older) COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The vaccine clinic will be at the Yoakum Community Center located at 105 Huck Street.

As part of the statewide Save Our Seniors Initiative, the state will deploy more than 1,100 National Guardsmen to assist communities in vaccinating homebound seniors. The guardsmen will be broken up into teams that will deploy across the state. The state is dedicating up to 8,000 vaccines to this initiative for the first week and will work with organizations like Meals On Wheels and nursing groups to identify homebound seniors who volunteer to be vaccinated.

In February, Governor Greg Abbott announced the Save Our Seniors initiative to vaccinate homebound seniors across the state.

If anyone would like to make an appointment, please call 361-275-0878.

According to the release, if you receive the voicemail, please leave your name and number and someone will call you back to schedule your appointment.

Please be prepared to provide identification, a cell phone number and email address, as well.

The vaccine clinic will administer the Johnson & Johnson one dose vaccine.