Southeast Texas Regional Operations Center (SETROC) has created a new website to allow residents in a five-county region to sign up to be notified when there is a vaccine for the Coronavirus available. The new website: vaccine.beaumonttexas.gov was announced Monday during a press conference in Beaumont. Residents can also call (409) 980-8311.
The SETROC’s signup process does not give you a date to be vaccinated. Instead, you are signing up to be notified when there are vaccines available. It is a multi-step process requiring you to return to the online portal when you are notified via email and automated phone call.
Orange County Judge John Gothia participated in the press conference and said the coalition will hopefully allow the state to create a hub here for issuing the COVID-19 vaccines and receiving more doses of it. Orange County joins with Jefferson, Hardin, Jasper, and Newton Counties in the Southeast Texas Regional Operations Center.
Registering for the vaccine is a four-step process for citizens wanting to get vaccinated.
- STEP 1: SIGN UP
Complete the sign-up form by clicking on the “Sign-Up to Be Vaccinated for COVID-19” button.
After you submit your registration, you will receive a confirmation message stating that you were successful in signing up for vaccination. Within (24) hours, you will also receive an e-mail from ‘email@example.com’ confirming your registration. Please check your junk, spam, or other e-mail.
The purpose of these two confirmations it to let you know that we have your e-mail and phone numbers in our system and that you are on our list to be vaccinated. These are NOT appointments.
- STEP 2: SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT
The next communication received will be from the Southeast Texas Regional Operations Center informing you that you are eligible to schedule your vaccination appointment. This communication will come in the form of both an e-mail (to the address provided during sign-up) and an automated phone call.
After receiving your notification, you will return to this portal to complete the required paperwork and to schedule your appointment.
- STEP 3: GETTING FIRST DOSE OF COVID-19 VACCINE
On the day of your appointment, go to location in which you scheduled your appointment to receive your first dose of the vaccine. Remember to bring your ID, registration confirmation, and signed consent form.
- STEP 4: RECEIVING SECOND DOSe OF COVID-19 VACCINE
At your first visit you will receive a card indicating the approximate time of when your next dose is due. A few days prior to that you will receive another message via phone and e-mail, asking you to once again schedule your second dose.
-Dan Perrine, KOGT-