Adults 50 and Over Can Sign Up for County’s Vaccine Standby List Starting Monday
Starting Monday, March 15, residents between the ages of 50 and 64 can register for a spot on Comal County’s Vaccine Standby List.
The county said in a statement today that only residents who meet criteria in Phase 1A and 1B of the State of Texas’ vaccination plan are currently eligible to sign up for COVID-19 shots.
“Following state guidelines, we’ve been working to get our most-vulnerable population vaccinated against the coronavirus,” county Judge Sherman Krause said in an email. “Comal County Public Health has vaccinated 16,300 people. The total in Comal County is 30,200. We want to do one more big push to get people who are 65 and older vaccinated before the state moves on the next phase.”
As of Wednesday, 12,000 slots still remained open on the standby list.
Individuals 50 and older are included in Phase 1C of Texas’ vaccine plan.
“Expanding to ages 50 to 64 will continue the state’s priorities of protecting those at the greatest risk of severe outcomes and preserving the state’s health care system,” said Imelda Garcia with Texas’ Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
The county warns that signing up for the standby list does not guarantee residents they will receive a vaccine at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center. According to all state distribution guidelines, vaccines will be distributed to the public as they are received by Comal County.
“Residents should continue to look for alternative vaccine locations such as their primary medical provider or larger mass-vaccination hubs,” the county said in its press release.
Those on the standby list will be contacted by the county to schedule an appointment as the county’s Health Department receives supplies.
To register, visit www.co.comal.tx.us or call 830-620-5575.