Over 63% of Hays County and 62% of Texans are fully vaccinated but few getting booster shots


Staff Reports

EDITORIAL NOTE
According to the CDC, the State of Texas and Hays County Public Health all give the same disclaimer on all current counts and totals. “The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a very fluid situation, and it will continue to be. All case numbers and totals are subject to change. As new information becomes available, we will publish those updates.

UPDATED 10/3/2021

HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS – In Hays County, over 73% or 144,754 of 12 years and older, and in Texas, over 72% or 17,454,047 of people 12 years and older have received their initial first dose of vaccine.

In addition, over 63% or 124,817 of Hays County 12 years and over, are fully vaccinated, and Texans in the same age groups, over 62% or 15,088,526 of Texans, are fully vaccinated.

Over the last two weeks, 906 in Hays County and an additional 123,345 in Texas received their first dose of the vaccine. Additionally, another 1,104 in Hays County and 160,463 in Texas received their second dose of vaccine.

Furthermore, in Hays County 7,745 and in Texas 775,518 have received a third dose or booster shot.

As vaccine distribution increases, more of the local Hays County and Texas population has received at least their first dose. Because of this, active case numbers and the number of monthly COVID-19 related fatalities have decreased.

Almost 8,000 of Hays County and 800,000 Texans have received vaccine booster shots.

The COVID-19 vaccine teaches our immune system how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. It typically takes two weeks after vaccination for the body to build protection (immunity) against the virus that causes COVID-19.

After you have been fully vaccinated, you may be able to start doing some things you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.

Many doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, and clinics are now or will soon be able to offer COVID-19 vaccinations. The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status.

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HAYS COUNTY VS. STATE OF TEXAS:
PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION VACCINATED
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..73.85% OF HAYS COUNTY POPULATION 12+ WITH AT
LEAST ONE DOSE

..63.68% OF HAYS COUNTY POPULATION 12+ IS
FULLY VACCINATED

Hays County’s population of 230,191 is according to the latest information available from the Census Bureau.
*Disclaimer: These totals were updated by the Texas Department of State Health Services and may not be exact as they are constantly being updated.

AGE ONE DOSE FULLY VACCINATED
ADDITIONAL DOSE
12-15 YEARS 7,770 6,348 N/R
16-49 YEARS 81,119 68,643 N/R
50-64 YEARS 29,878 26,424 N/R
65-79 YEARS 21,238 19,259 N/R
80+ YEARS 47,684 4,117 N/R
UNKNOWN 65 26 N/R
TOTAL 144,754 124,817 7,745

*N/R: Not Reported


VACCINATIONS BY WEEK IN HAYS COUNTY

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..72.52% OF TEXAS POPULATION 12+ WITH AT
LEAST ONE DOSE

..62.69% OF TEXAS POPULATION 12+ IS
FULLY VACCINATED

Texas population of 29 million is according to the latest information available from the Census Bureau.
*Disclaimer: These totals were updated by the Texas Department of State Health Services and may not be exact as they are constantly being updated.

AGE ONE DOSE FULLY VACCINATED
ADDITIONAL DOSE
12-15 YEARS
954,962 764,007 N/R
16-49 YEARS 9,148,112 7,740,350 N/R
50-64 YEARS 4,053,049 3,606,022 N/R
65-79 YEARS 2,608,958 2,367,364 N/R
80+ YEARS 683,132 608,856 N/R
UNKNOWN
5,834 1,927 N/R
TOTAL 17,454,047 15,088,526 775,518

*N/R: Not Reported

 

VACCINATIONS BY WEEK IN TEXAS

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VACCINE INFORMATION

 

No appointment needed vaccine clinics:

  • M-F, Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines @ Live Oak Community Clinic, 401 Broadway, San Marcos,
    8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • M-F, Walk-in Pfizer vaccine clinics @ CommuniCare, 2810 Dacy Ln., Kyle, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.
  • Coming Soon: M-F, Pfizer, and Moderna drive-thru vaccine clinics offered by MD Diagnostics @ Old Walnut Springs School, 300 Sportsplex Dripping Springs, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

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How to Find Vaccine

There are multiple tools to help you find vaccines in Texas or you can visit Vaccine clinics and testing sites in Hays County.

Large Vaccination Hub List

Beginning in January, Texas established large vaccination sites or hubs around the state. Check the COVID-19 Vaccination Hub Providers page to find a hub near you and learn how to register.

Retail Pharmacies List

Check your local pharmacy’s website to see if vaccine appointments are available. On March 29, the White House announced that the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program is doubling the number of pharmacies receiving the vaccine by April 19. To find out which pharmacies are participating in the program, visit CDC’s Federal Retail Pharmacy Program website.

Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler

The new Texas Vaccine Scheduler helps Texans get scheduled for a COVID-19 vaccine at clinics hosted by participating Texas public health entities.

Register online at GetTheVaccine.dshs.texas.gov. You will be notified by email or text when and where to get the vaccine. If there’s not an available clinic near you, you will be directed to other places to get your vaccine.

Call (833) 832-7067 if you don’t have internet or need help signing up. Call center support is available 7 am-7 pm, 7 days a week.

Spanish language and other translators are available to help callers.

Tips for Your Vaccine Search

When searching for a vaccination site, remember:

  • While vaccine supply and distribution are expanding, not all local providers have vaccines each week, and hubs may have waiting lists.
  • Do not show up at a hub or provider looking for a vaccine.
  • Instead, check the provider’s website. Call only if the website doesn’t answer your questions.

 

Helpful links:

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