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The polar vortex and the cold temperatures associated with it have arrived in Lubbock, but that hasn't stopped Lubbock citizens from braving the cold and even snow flurries to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

Lubbock continues to do well at getting the vaccine into the arms of Lubbock citizens. According to the City of Lubbock Health Department, as of Friday morning, nearly 30,000 people had received their first shot.

In addition to the 30,000 who have gotten their first shot, 8,264 citizens have received their 2nd dose of the coronavirus vaccine. After a fourteen day period after the second dose, you are considered vaccinated.

Even after getting vaccinated, CDC officials say we still need to wear masks and socially distance.

According to the City of Lubbock, here's how the vaccine clinics have gone at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.

  • December 2020 - 2,086 vaccinations administered to those in Phases 1A and 1B
  • January 2021 - 20,347 vaccinations: 18,007 first doses, 2,340 second doses
  • February 2, 2021 - 2,457 vaccinations: 1,821 first doses; 636 second doses
  • February 3, 2021 - 1,999 vaccinations: 1,629 first doses; 370 second doses
  • February 4, 2021 - 2,504 vaccinations: 1,569 first doses; 935 second doses
  • February 6, 2021 - 1,550 vaccinations: 1,136 first doses; 414 second doses
  • February 9, 2021 - 2,341 vaccinations: 1,268 first doses; 1,073 second doses
  • February 10, 2021 - 2,159 vaccinations: 1,184 first doses; 975 second doses
  • February 11, 2021 - 2,670 vaccinations: 1,149 first doses; 1,521 second doses

Remember, only citizens in groups 1A and 1B are allowed to get the vaccine right now and numbers continue to increase.

If you have had your first shot, you are the person who makes the reservation for the 2nd shot.

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.