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Galveston County COVID vaccine appointments fill up in just 30 minutes; registration closed

County officials are expecting to receive about 6,000 new doses of the COVID vaccine.

UPDATE at 10:05 a.m. — "All available appointments for the Galveston County Health District vaccine clinic have been filled and registration is now CLOSED."

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GALVESTON COUTNTY, Texas — Registration opened at 9:30 a.m. Monday for the next Galveston County Health District COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

Demand was so high, the county's official .org webpage was very slow to load even as of 10:05 a.m.

Health care professionals and people over 65 or older than 18 with certain medical conditions are able to sign up to get the vaccine.

The vaccines will be administered at the Galveston County Health District in Texas City.

HOW TO REGISTER / GET THE LINK AND UPDATES

Direct registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y5sabdfz

Official county webpage: http://www.gchd.org/covidvaccine

Official county Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GCHDInfo/

Galveston County health officials and county leaders held its first mass vaccination hub clinic this weekend. Appointments for Saturday’s event filled up in less than an hour.

RELATED: Galveston County's first COVID-19 vaccine clinic sets high bar for future mass distributions

UTMB and Galveston County Public Health District teamed up to give out more than 800 doses of the vaccine. 

The county said it's expecting to receive about 6,000 new doses next week.