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Good news Victoria! If you are a Phase 1C candidate able to receive the COVID vaccine, you've got an opportunity to be on the waitlist to reserve your vaccination appointment through the City of Victoria and Victoria County's COVID vaccine services offered to ALL applicable residents ages 50 to 64. To be clear, by ALL we mean anyone on the waitlist who is chosen ( from anywhere in the US) can get their vaccine at the Victoria hub.

Those wanting to register on the waitlist should visit victoriawaitlist.com.

Registrants can type this link directly or access the site from the vaccine information link at http://vcphd.org.

They even have an opportunity for those who are without internet services. According to the latest press release, those without internet access can call to register via the COVID vaccine hotline at 888-966-5640 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Online and phone registrations will remain open until all waitlist slots are filled. There will be a set amount of spots allocated for each method of registration with future vaccination clinic appointments being filled by the names on the waitlist.

"Individuals who register on Victoriawaitlist.com will be placed on a “smart waitlist,” which the Victoria County Public Health Department (VCPHD) will use to select (at random) and contact those who are eligible for an appointment as vaccines become available. Once individuals are selected to receive a vaccine, they will be called or emailed a single-use link with instructions on how to select a time to get vaccinated at the Victoria Community Center. Individuals contacted for a vaccine have 48 hours to complete the clinic appointment registration before the opportunity is offered to someone else."

To date, the Victoria mass vaccination hub has performed approximately 14,500 first dose vaccinations and 4,500 2nd doses. Over 4,500 people have now been fully vaccinated through the Victoria hub.

We visited with Shannon Spree, Chief of Staff for Judge Ben Zeller who offered this interesting point for Victoria County residents, "We've got the vaccine and the technology in place, now all we need are the people." 

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.