Local residents desiring the COVID-19 vaccine will have two mass clinic opportunities coming up next week in cities located in the same trauma region as Kerr County.
The Texas Department of State Health Services will host a vaccination clinic Tuesday, March 9, in Rocksprings in Edwards County and another on Thursday, March 11, in Crystal City in Zavala County. (Both counties are contained in the same DSHS Trauma Service Region as Kerr County.)
Registration will be closed as soon as those slots are filled.
Anyone wanting to sign up for a vaccination slot may call DSHS Region 8 office at (210) 949-2121.
Those wishing to sign up for the Rocksprings clinic using the online portal over the weekend should visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4DAAA92AA5FFCF8-edwards. Shots will be administered at the Rocksprings Fairgrounds Park Building, Highway 377 North in Rocksprings.
Those wishing to sign up for the Crystal City clinic should visit the online portal at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4DAAA92AA5FFCF8-zavala1. Shots in that clinic will be administered next Thursday in the Zavala County Nutrition Center, 1210 7th Avenue in Crystal City.
Appointments are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. No walk-ins will be accepted.
Currently, vaccines are available to 1A and 1B populations, which now includes school and daycare personnel.
As of Friday, March 5, Kerr County is reporting 89 active COVID-19 cases, 4,082 recoveries, 3 hospitalizations and 82 official COVID-19 fatalities.
To register for the vaccine locally, call the Peterson Regional Medical Center Pre-Registration Call Center at 1-800-208-3611 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. There is also an online registration available at https://www.research.net/r/PetersonHealth.
Peterson Health is currently prioritizing the distribution of vaccines by State of Texas mandate, including health care workers, residents of long-term care facilities, people 65 years of age or older, people between 18 and 64 years of age who have a health condition that increases their risk of severe COVID-19 illness.