Hannah Sullivan, a student at Galen College of Nursing, holds a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (Lauren Canterberry / Community Impact Journal)
On March 23, the Texas Department of State Health Services announcement that all adults in Texas will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine starting March 29.
In Comal County, all adults will be able to sign up to receive a vaccine, as health officials predict vaccine supplies will increase.
As of March 25, providers in Comal County had received a total of 46,940 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, including 29,340 first doses and 17,600 second doses. Providers in Guadalupe County received a total of 53,635 doses, including 34,110 first doses and 19,525 second doses.
The Comal County Public Health Department will open the COVID-19 vaccine waiting list to all eligible residents over the age of 18 on March 29.
In Comal County, a total of 37,054 county residents have received at least one dose of a vaccine and 20,541 have been fully immunized as of March 25. According to the DSHS, 16.39% of the county’s 125,307 residents over the age of 16 are fully immunized. .
As of March 25, 29,911 residents of Guadalupe County had received at least one dose and 17,866 had been fully immunized. The DSHS reported that 13.69% of the 130,517 residents over the age of 16 had been fully immunized.
While any adult can sign up for a vaccine, the DSHS has asked vaccine providers to prioritize those most at risk for serious illness, including those over the age of 80.
Those who wish to receive the vaccine can join the Comal County waiting list in line or contact their primary care provider.
A new DSHS The vaccine registration platform called Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler is expected to launch on March 29.