Walter Hall Park in League City has been closed to the public as of Tuesday, January 20 for the next 60 to 90 days as Galveston County prepares the park to become a mass COVID-19 vaccination site. According to officials with Galveston County, Galveston County Health District, and UTMB, the hub will provide drive-thru vaccinations by appointment only. The park is not open to administer vaccines yet, but officials hope to be open as soon as a new shipment of vaccines arrives from the state. Registration has not been set up but will be handled primarily online and by phone for those without internet access. The League City Police Department will be assisting Galveston County Sheriff’s Office with security and traffic while the hub is open to maintain steady traffic flow, but some delays are possible.
League City will be sharing information about registration for the vaccine as soon as it is available through Facebook and Twitter. Residents are encouraged to monitor these social media pages to become notified immediately when appointment slots are open. Residents are asked to remain patient as more vaccines become available. Currently, there is a high demand for vaccines across the country and appointments to receive one fill up very quickly.
Galveston County Judge Mark Henry, Galveston County Local Health Authority Dr. Philip Keiser and Dr. Janak Patel with the University of Texas Medical Branch took part in a press conference to discuss mass vaccination efforts in Galveston County on Wednesday. You can watch the press conference in the vide below.