Covenant Children’s to host COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the South Plains Mall

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LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — The following is a press release from the Covenant Health System:

In a joint effort to encourage our community to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Covenant Children’s is partnering with South Plains Mall to host a pediatric vaccine clinic on Saturday of Tax-Free Weekend.

Kids age 12 and over will be able to receive their vaccine from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 7.

Patients will receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, the only vaccine currently approved for children under the age of 18. The clinic will provide vaccines for those parents, grandparents, and other family members who also wish to be vaccinated.

“Today, the U.S. is experiencing a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, mostly in unvaccinated individuals,” Covenant Children’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Gray said. “The current surge is driven by the more infectious delta variant, from which our current vaccines provide protection. As kids return to school, the crowding and close proximity will increase potential for the virus to spread. This risk can be dramatically decrease by vaccinating eligible kids as soon as possible.”

“South Plains Mall prides itself on being a town center for the Lubbock community,” said General Manager Beth Bridges. “We can’t imagine a better opportunity to serve our community than to partner with Covenant Children’s to provide access to vaccinations for children and families.”

The clinic will be held in the west concourse between Women’s Dillard’s and Premiere Cinemas, on the north side of the mall.

Covenant Children’s will return to South Plains Mall on Saturday, August 28 to provide the second dose of the vaccine.

About Covenant Health:
Covenant Children’s is the only independently licensed, freestanding, children’s hospital in West Texas and eastern New Mexico and is one of only eight members of the Children’s Hospital Association of Texas and is the only one in our region.

As a faith-based health care system, it is Covenant Health’s vision to create Health for a Better World. As the Best Hospital in the Panhandle Plains region as voted by U.S. News and World Report, Covenant Health has consistently provided exceptional health care to West Texas, and eastern New Mexico for more than 100 years. Our clinically integrated health network of eight hospitals, and more than 6,000 caregivers allows us to provide our patients with better access to care using more innovative technology and procedures, while focusing on new age approaches to health care like education and preventative medicine. To learn more about Covenant Health, please visit or our Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter, pages

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