In January of 2021, the State of Texas designated Galveston County and UTMB as hubs for vaccination. These institutions along with the community partners listed below formalized a Unified Command and Vaccination Incident Command Team. Walter Hall Park in League City was chosen as the location for the mass vaccination hub because that area was conducive to such efforts and it also had the highest concentration of Covid-19 cases in Galveston County at the time.
The first distribution of vaccines at Walter Hall Park occurred a week later via drive through injections, the effort largely staffed by volunteers. Pictures to the right (provided by the Galveston County Health District) provide a snapshot of these efforts. Other vaccination hub locations were St. Matthews Baptist Church in Hitchcock, the Lake Jackson Civic Center, and St. Vincent's House for underserved communities on Galveston Island.
Community partners: Galveston County Health District, Office of Emergency Management, and Sherriff's Department; Brazoria County Health District and Health Department; League City Office of Emergency Management; University of Texas System; Department of State Health Services; and the Medical Reserve Corps.