The Texas Department of State Health Services is responsible for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine within the state. Determination of the intended recipients for each phase is overseen at the state level by the Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel. Each state makes its own decision, based on CDC recommendations, so criteria may differ from state to state.
Currently, individuals in Phase 1A and Phase 1B are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Phase 1A, which consists of frontline health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities, is being carried out in Aransas County.
Phase 1B is for anyone age 65 or older and/or 16 years of age or older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk to serious illness from COVID-19. Such conditions include, but are not limited to, cancer, kidney disease, COPD, heart conditions, obesity, pregnancy, sickle cell disease, or Type 2 diabetes.
Currently, vaccine supply remains limited, but more doses are being delivered to providers each week from DSHS. Because of specific equipment and procedural requirements, not all healthcare providers in Aransas County will be able to provide the vaccine. You do not have to be a resident of Aransas County to receive a vaccination here (when available). Nor are Aransas County residents prohibited from getting a vaccination in another city or county.
The Texas Department of Emergency Management and Department of State Health Services have developed an interactive map (click here) that shows sites administering the vaccine. This site is updated daily.
Click on the geographic region and a list of providers will appear. Check the provider’s website for information about availability or call the provider if its website doesn’t answer your questions. Please note that you are not restricted to receiving a vaccine in Aransas County.
Presently, there are no immediate plans for a walk-up or drive-through immunization program here. When one IS scheduled, it will be publicized through local entities and the media, including social media.
We are confident that things will become more streamlined and ask you to join us in being patient. Please stay safe and follow the proper protocols.
Center for Disease Control information on the vaccine, national rollout plans, frequently asked questions, benefits/risks, and more, click here.
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