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County Closes Vaccine Standby List as Supply Exceeds Demand

A nurse administers a COVID-19 vaccine at a county clinic in the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center on April 21. Image courtesy of Comal County.

Comal County closed its COVID-19 vaccine standby list today, April 28.

County Judge Sherman Krause said it is no longer needed because the vaccine is readily available.

“Instead of a standby list, people can skip that step and go directly to schedule their own appointment on a day and time that works for them,” he said.

More than 96,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Comal County to date. The Public Health department administered over 30,000 Moderna vaccines.

Public Health Director Cheryl Fraser said with supply outpacing demand and eligibility open to all adults, the county will adjust the way it schedules clinics.

“The success of our efforts paired with our local pharmacies and vaccine providers have made sure that there is availability of vaccines to everyone who wants one,” Fraser said. “It is a great success that we are not seeing the demand for the vaccine like we were in the past few months. Even with the standby list going away we want the community to know that we are still here for those who have yet to get the vaccine. Our mass vaccine clinics will continue at the New Braunfels Civic & Convention Center the next couple of months to make sure that vaccine is accessible to them.”

Residents are encouraged to visit www.mycomalcounty.com for information and updates on any upcoming clinics. Anyone interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine can visit  www.i-info.com/registry/registry.aspx?evt=D3757753D854466EA753D00A5214CA87 to schedule an appointment. Just click “next” to answer a few questions and choose your appointment day and time.


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