Vaccine walk-ins now open: No appointment necessary

By Sahar Chmais

For those looking for their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine without making an appointment, Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) has partnered with Live Oak Health Partner Community Clinic to provide that option.

On April 15, 19, 20 and May 3 and 4, the Live Oak Clinic, located at 401 Broadway St. in San Marcos, will open its doors to give first-dose Pfizer vaccines.

Vaccination times will be from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Residents ages 16 and up are welcome, but anyone under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There will be 2,900 available doses across the five vaccination days.

Patients must be able to come back after three weeks to get their second dose. Curbside shots are available; arrangements can be made with the on-site staff members.

This vaccine clinic will be open while supplies last.

So far, 106,000 Hays County residents have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, according to Mike Jones, director of Hays County Emergency Services.

Within Hays County, 38% of people ages 16 and older have received at least one vaccine dose, and 24% of that demographic are fully vaccinated. About 78% of county residents who are 65 and older have gotten at least one shot of the vaccine, and 59% of that demographic has been fully vaccinated.

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Sahar Chmais holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been covering cities in Hays County for one year, touching on residents' struggles and successes, city issues, COVID-19 and more. Prior to reporting on the local spectrum, Sahar reported for a national news organization, covering gun violence. Sahar enjoys working as a local reporter because she gets to work with real people and their stories.

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