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Comal County Reports 25 New COVID-19 Cases Friday, Still Awaiting Ok from Region 8 to Vaccinate Children Five and Older

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Comal County Reports 25 New COVID-19 Cases Friday, Still Awaiting Ok from Region 8 to Vaccinate Children Five and Older

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Comal County's Public Health Department will begin administering the Pfizer vaccine to children ages five and above once its receives a standing order from the Public Health Authority for Region 8. Image courtesy of Pfizer.

Comal County reported 25 new cases of COVID-10 on Friday, bringing the total number reported since March 2020 to 19,662.

County hospitals are caring for 12 COVID-19 patients, the county said in a statement. Of those, two are in intensive care and two are on ventilators. Approximately 100% of these patients are unvaccinated. Not all COVID-positive patients hospitalized in Comal County are necessarily county residents.

Approximately 100% of these patients are unvaccinated.

Vaccines

Some 58.95% of Comal County residents are fully vaccinated. The percentage of fully vaccinated was previously calculated on the number of residents who are 12 years of age and older. However, the percentage now includes residents five years of age and older, which brought the percentage down.

The Health Department is administering Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for those 18 years and older, and Pfizer vaccines for anyone 12 years and older.

Once the department receives a standing order from the Public Health Authority for Region 8, it will begin administering vaccines for children ages five and up.

Those who are high risk and qualify for a third dose or a booster can call to schedule an appointment for a vaccine. Appointments can be made by calling 830-221-1150

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