COVID-19 Regional Vaccination SubHUB

Vaccination SubHUB Update

Austin, Burleson, Fayette, Grimes, Waller, and Washington Counties.
Update 12:36 pm 1-27-2021

The subHUB completed the drive thru for the additional allocation of 2,000 vaccines Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at the Expo in Washington County. By the end of the week, approximately 4,000 people will have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The subHUB has not received any information on additional vaccine allocations at this time.

An automated message was sent via text and phone call this morning to those that remain on the callback list. City and County officials are asking those that received a call to follow the instructions provided and for those that received the call but have already received a vaccine, to disregard the message.

How do I Register?
Registration is currently closed and will reopen when all those on the current callback list (from Monday, January 18, 2021) have received a vaccination.

What counties are eligible to register?
Any Texas resident that qualifies in the current 1A and 1B tier structure can register. The subHUB is being operated by the following counties: Austin, Burleson, Fayette, Grimes, Waller, and Washington.

What is the process of callbacks and what if I am on the callback list but haven’t yet been notified?
All people on the current registration callback list received an automated message on Friday, January 22, 2021, stating the following:

This is the Regional Vaccination SubHub. If you have already received your first shot, please disregard this message. Otherwise, if you are receiving this message, we were unable to facilitate your registration request because all 2,000 vaccine slots were filled. Registrations were taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. If or when the subHUB is allocated additional vaccines in the future, you will be placed back on the registration list in the order your call was received. We understand the frustration of those that did not get to register and we appreciate the patience and understanding of everyone during this entire process.

Callbacks are being made in the order they were received at the call center on Monday, January 18, 2021. If additional vaccines are allocated to the subHUB, callbacks will occur accordingly. Three attempts are made to reach you. If you miss the first call, the database places your number in the 50th place in line. If you miss the second attempted call, your number is placed in the 100th place in line. After three unsuccessful attempts, the number will be dropped from the registration list.

If you are on the callback list and have not received a callback, your number may be further than 2,000 people on the list. Since 2,000 vaccines are received at a time, then 2,000 people are being notified and scheduled for appointments.

If I got the first shot, how do I know what day and time to come for my second shot?
The second vaccine dose will be administered approximately 28 days after the first dose. At the time of registration, many were provided a date and time for their second appointment; however, an automated message will be sent out via text and phone call, as the date approaches, to everyone getting the second dose.

How do I stay updated?
Updates are regularly being made to the following locations:
- this website
- Local media outlets
- City of Brenham website at cityofbrenham.org
- Facebook: City of Brenham and various department pages; Washington County Office of Emergency Management page

Where are the registration forms?
To view, download, or print the registration forms visit this page.

FAQs for Vaccination SubHUB

Austin, Burleson, Fayette, Grimes, Waller, and Washington Counties.
Update 7:15 pm 1-21-2021

Frequently Asked Questions

If you received the automated message sent out via email and text on Thursday, January 21, 2021, then you are on the registration list. At this time, we have not been notified if or when additional vaccines will be sent. If the State of Texas distributes additional vaccines to the Regional Vaccination SubHUB, then we will pick up where we left off on the current registration list, compiled on the first come, first serve basis.

At this time, we have not been notified if or when additional vaccines will be sent from the State of Texas.

The Regional Vaccination subHUB was designated by the State of Texas and open to any Texas resident. HUBS and SubHubs are prohibited from turning anyone away, no matter what county they reside. Although the intent was to provide a rural Texas county subHUB, people from all over the state did call and were placed on the list.

If we receive additional vaccines in the future, there will not be a call process. The phone system captures the numbers and creates a database, which is now considered our current "registration callback list".

Officials with the State of Texas will be the only ones that can properly answer this question as they determine the number of vaccines allocated to each HUB, pharmacy, clinic, etc. Many are unaware, but our Regional Vaccination SubHUB is the ONLY rural HUB in Texas.

Phase 1A and 1B Tier Reminders

Phase 1A First Tier

  1. Paid and unpaid workers in hospital settings working directly with patients who are positive or at high risk for COVID-19. Such as but not limited to:
    1. Physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and other support staff (custodial staff, etc.)
    2. Additional clinical staff providing supporting laboratory, pharmacy, diagnostic and/or rehabilitation services
    3. Others having direct contact with patients or infectious materials
  2. Long-term care staff working directly with vulnerable residents. Includes:
    1. Direct care providers at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and state supported living centers
    2. Physicians, nurses, personal care assistants, custodial, food service staff
  3. EMS providers who engage in 9-1-1 emergency services like pre-hospital care and transport
  4. Home health care workers, including hospice care, who directly interface with vulnerable and high-risk patients
  5. Residents of long-term care facilities

Phase 1A Second Tier

  1.  Staff in outpatient care settings who interact with symptomatic patients. Such as but not limited to:
    1. Physicians, nurses, and other support staff (custodial staff, etc.)
    2. Clinical staff providing diagnostic, laboratory, and/or rehabilitation services
    3. Non-9-1-1 transport for routine care
    4. Healthcare workers in corrections and detention facilities
  2. Direct care staff in freestanding emergency medical care facilities and urgent care clinics
  3. Community pharmacy staff who may provide direct services to clients, including vaccination or testing for individuals who may have COVID
  4. Public health and emergency response staff directly involved in administration of COVID testing and vaccinations
  5. Last responders who provide mortuary or death services to decedents with COVID-19. Includes:
    1. Embalmers and funeral home workers who have direct contact with decedents
    2. Medical examiners and other medical certifiers who have direct contact with decedents
  6. School nurses who provide health care to students and teachers

Phase 1B Tier

  • People 65 years of age and older 
  • People 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, such as but not limited to:
    • Cancer
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
    • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
    • Solid organ transplantation
    • Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
    • Pregnancy
    • Sickle cell disease
    • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

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