HAYS COUNTY — While the Hays County portal has yet to reopen, many are left waiting for their turn to receive the vaccine. At this time, the Hays County Health Department (HCHD) is only receiving 1,950 doses of Pfizer per week despite its designation as a vaccine hub.
COVID-19 vaccination slots filled up quickly on Friday, Jan. 29, just minutes after the portal opened at noon. High traffic on the Sign-Up Genius registration platform caused the site to go down, according to communications manager Kim Hilsenbeck, but more than 1,000 people received an appointment slot.
Hays County has not made any announcements about the portal opening back up at this time. Any updated information will be available through the Hays Informed website and the county’s official Facebook page.