The City of Lubbock Public Health Department has both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines available for young children and will begin providing them to the community on Thursday, June 23. Vaccines for this age group are also available at many local pediatric clinics. Please reach out to those offices for information on their vaccine availability.
Alice Gillepsie was born six weeks early from a birth defect. At 7 years old, she's now had more birthdays than brain surgeries. During one of her hospital stays, her mom learned about March of Dimes and signed up for her first March for Babies.
At a time when Texas Roadhouse would typically be closed, doors were open Wednesday as administrative professionals from Lubbock were welcomed by UMC employees and KCBD’s on-air staff, raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network.
The city of Lubbock and Lubbock county urge everyone to stand against rampant child abuse in our area. City and county leaders joined with the Chamber of Commerce to kick off the “Go Blue Lubbock,” a movement focused on wearing or displaying the color blue to open the discussion about abuse and neglect.
One of Lubbock's hospitals have set up its memorial for the victims of child abuse in our region. UMC Children's Hospital is holding its "Pinwheels for Prevention" event to raise awareness of child abuse in April. Each of these children's toys symbolizes a victim.
Almost 97% of the students at Brown Elementary live in poverty, with many of the students being food insecure. For the fourteenth year in a row, UMC, with the help of UMC EMS, will deliver 120 food bags to Brown Elementary School this Friday, March 11 between 11:00 a.m. and noon.
As of early January 2022, 40% of the children in the state’s permanent managing conservatorship (PMC) are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine but choose to remain unvaccinated, according to the Third Report oft he Monitors regarding COVID-19 vaccination status.
This year, the former Lubbock reporter, who is now a meteorologist for WPTZ-TV in Burlington, Vt. has been a popular subject on the other side of the news. While Caitlin’s husband, Leif Nordgren, is representing the United States as a biathlon skier at the 2022 Winter Olympics, his wife gave birth to her first child Astrid Lynae Sunday night.
To go with frantic holiday shopping, one of the time-consuming parts has always been gift wrapping. That’s why volunteers with the Covenant Foundation donated their time Friday, to wrap presents for caregivers and make it one less stress factor to worry about.
The vaccine clinic for the first dose will be operating on Saturday, November 13, between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the South end near JCPenney, across from H&M. The second dose will be scheduled two weeks later, on Saturday, December 4th.
UMC's flight team brought I'Keen to Lubbock in time, but in West Texas weather, that crew can't always fly. The hospital hopes to use Children's Miracle Network donations to buy an ambulance specifically for the neonatal transport team, to keep them swift on the ground.
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Shaila D. Parkers and reappointed Nicholas Beckmann, M.D. of Houston and Scott Morren of Anton to the Texas Board of Medical Radiologic Technology for terms set to expire February 1, 2027.
A separate emergency center for pediatric patients is set to open in about a month within the UMC Health System in Lubbock. The $1.9 million facility is made possible by the Children’s Miracle Network and its donors.