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Billie Dunnivan receives the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Refugio County Community Center during a vaccine clinic in late December.

The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine is underway in the Crossroads. Only Texans in Phases 1A and 1B of the state's vaccine rollout plan are eligible to receive doses of the vaccine.

Here’s where to go for more information:

Victoria County

Victoria's vaccine hub is expected to receive 1,500 doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine the week of Jan. 25. The doses will be distributed by appointment only at a vaccine clinic. Local officials are still determining how people can register for an appointment and what day or days the clinic will take place. Residents can ask questions by calling the COVID-19 vaccine hotline at 361-580-5796 on weekdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Anyone in Phase 1A or 1B of the state’s vaccination plan will be eligible for a dose at the upcoming clinic. Future clinics will be scheduled once additional doses become available from the state.

Calhoun County

You can get added to Memorial Medical Center's waiting list by visiting the hospital's website.  If you do not have access to a computer, please call 361-552-0397 and leave a message.

DeWitt County

Cuero Regional Hospital is accepting waitlist signups on its website for people age 65 and older or with underlying conditions. When additional shipments arrive, the hospital will call to set up an appointment. If you are unable to complete the form online, please call 361-524-6129.

Goliad County

County officials have distributed 300 doses of the vaccine. The Advocate will update this story when the county or other providers receive more doses.

Jackson County

If you are a Jackson County residents, you can add your name to the Jackson County Hospital's waitlist. You can fill out the form on the hospital's website, jchd.org, to sign up. The Advocate will update this story when the hospital or other providers in Jackson County receive additional doses.

Lavaca County

Anyone in Phase 1A or 1B can be added to the Lavaca Medical Center's vaccine waitlist. To do so, you can call 361-798-9143 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Monday – Friday or email info@lavacamedcen.com.

Matagorda County

Anyone can sign up for Matagorda Regional Medical Center’s waitlist at matagordaregional.org/waitlist

Refugio County

People in Phase 1A and 1B who want to get vaccinated can register online with the Refugio County Memorial Hospital at refugiohospital.com. For those who need assistance registering online, please call the hospital at 361-526-2321 or Refugio County Elderly Services at 361-526-5579. If you have questions about your vaccine registration, please email COVID@remhospital.org. Please don't call the front desk to confirm you are registered. Hospital CEO Hoss Whitt encouraged those who have registered for a vaccine to closely monitor their phones in the coming weeks, as there is often very limited time between the day vaccines are shipped to the hospital and the day vaccines are distributed.

The Advocate will continue to update this list as more doses are made available by the state and as more information becomes available from providers.

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George Schwarz

The phone line didn't work any better than the website. It crashed, too.

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