Kerr County continues to see low COVID-19 cases for a second week in a row, according to Kerr County Emergency Management Coordinator Dub Thomas. As of Tuesday, March 16, Kerr County is reporting 32 active cases (up 2 cases from the county’s last report of 30 on Friday, March 12), 4,140 recoveries, 0 hospitalizations and 83 official COVID-19 fatalities.
The Texas DSHS has recorded 9,900 vaccines allocated for the county which represents all the vaccines allotted to all of the providers in the county. There have been 9,429 first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine received by people and 4,306 second doses of COVID-19 vaccines received by individuals.
All in all, 4,306 people have been fully vaccinated as outlined by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
Citizens who would like to register to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available for them locally are invited to call the Peterson Regional Medical Center Pre-Registration Call Center at 1-800-208-3611 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Citizens can also complete registration online: https://www.research.net/r/PetersonHealth.
Peterson Health is still prioritizing the distribution of vaccines by State of Texas mandate, including health care workers, residents of long-term facilities, people age 65 years and older, people between 18 and 64 years of age who have a health condition that increases their risk of severe COVID-19 illness.
Additional free COVID-19 testing is scheduled for March 22-26 at the Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 Hwy. 27, in Kerrville, between the hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Anyone wishing to pre-register can visit https://cov19.health/#/patient/register/disclaimer, but no appointments are necessary.
Peterson Health is also offering a COVID-19 hotline at (830)-896-4200, Option 1, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Anyone experiencing symptoms or believes that they may have been exposed to someone positive for the virus should self-isolate immediately and call their doctor. Residents may also contact Peterson Urgent Care at (830) 258-7669 for assistance.