Over 78,000 in Hays County and 9.6 million in Texas still unvaccinated


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EDITORIAL NOTE
As of 11/4/2021, children 5-11 are included in the vaccination numbers and percentages. Therefore the eligible population denominator is now all Texans 5 years of age and older. This has changed overall percentages.

HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS – Over 78,000 in Hays County and 9.6 million in Texas are still unvaccinated. As of Sunday, January 23, 67.60% of the Hays County population (241,067 / 2020) and 67.38% of the Texas population (29,527,941 / 2021) have their initial vaccine dose.

In Hays County, 162,962 and over 75.69% of eligible people, and in Texas, over 73.77% or 19,894,724 people 5 years and older have received their initial dose of vaccine.

In addition, over 64.13% or 138,092 of Hays County 5 years and over, are fully vaccinated, and Texans in the same age groups, over 62.33% or 16,811,293 of Texans, are fully vaccinated.

Over the last week, 1,189 in Hays County and an additional 163,089 in Texas received their first dose of the vaccine. Additionally, another 855 in Hays County and 109,212 in Texas received their second dose of vaccine.

Furthermore, in Hays County 50,206 and in Texas 5,695,954 have received a third dose (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 monthly COVID-19 related fatalities have decreased.

50,527 in Hays County and 5,695,954 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 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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NOTE: As of 11/4/2021, children 5-11 are included in the vaccination numbers and percentages and the eligible population denominator is now all Texans 5 years of age and older. This has changed the percentages.

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..75.69% OF HAYS COUNTY POPULATION 5+ WITH AT
LEAST ONE DOSE

..64.13% OF HAYS COUNTY POPULATION 5+ IS
FULLY VACCINATED

Hays County’s population of 241,067 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
BOOSTER SHOT
5-11 YEARS
6,587 4,015 6
12-15 YEARS 8,588 7,141 548
16-49 YEARS 88,028 74,258 20,095
50-64 YEARS 32,151 28,118 13,624
65-79 YEARS 22,596 20,184 13,433
80+ YEARS 4,954 4,356 2,821
UNKNOWN 58 20 0
TOTAL 162,962 138,092 50,527

*N/R: Not Reported


VACCINATIONS BY WEEK IN HAYS COUNTY

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NOTE: As of 11/4/2021, children 5-11 are included in the vaccination numbers and percentages and the eligible population denominator is now all Texans 5 years of age and older. This has changed the percentages.

..73.77% OF TEXAS POPULATION 5+ WITH AT
LEAST ONE DOSE

..62.33% OF TEXAS POPULATION 5+ IS
FULLY VACCINATED

 

Texas population of 29,527,941 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
BOOSTER SHOT
5-11 YEARS
755,624 446,636 709
12-15 YEARS 1,107,015 886,088 62,977
16-49 YEARS 10,138,051 8,503,141 2,155,788
50-64 YEARS 4,373,260 3,848,429 1,630,059
65-79 YEARS 2,791,114 2,486,687 1,463,852
80+ YEARS 724,829 639,036 382,544
UNKNOWN 4,831 1,276 25
TOTAL 19,894,724 16,811,293 5,695,954

*N/R: Not Reported

 

VACCINATIONS BY WEEK IN TEXAS

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VACCINE INFORMATION

 

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.

 

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