Those that are eligible for Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccine are able to walk into ORMC at this time and receive the vaccine.

According to NewsWest 9, the City of Odessa Incident Command Team is coordinating with hospitals in Odessa to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.

ORMC has received the vaccine and is now accepting walk-ins for inoculation.

ORMC has selected hours that they are accepting walk-in patients and you can go to the hospital located at 520 E. 6th St. to receive the first of the two shots needed where they will schedule you for the second injection.

The hours to walk-in for vaccinations are as follows:

  • Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 8 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Thursday: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Friday: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Phase 1B vaccination requirements are as follows:

People 65 years old and older or people 16 years old or older with at least one chronic medical condition that makes them more susceptible to get 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

If you have concerns about the vaccine, you are encouraged to talk to your primary doctor before coming in to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Plans are in order for Medical Center Hospital to also do community vaccinations very soon.

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