Local Vaccine Information
(Updated as information becomes available and subject to change.)
- Update 3/3: Teachers are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. More information.
- For future clinics, if you are on our Vaccine Waitlist, please continue to check your email and answer your phone for '750' numbers. Customer service is available at: (254) 750-1890 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.
- Appointments for ALL future clinics will be scheduled by the waitlist. As additional doses are received, we will continue to schedule vaccine clinics.
- If you received the first dose from our clinic, you will be contacted by us to schedule your second dose (you do not need to get back on the waitlist). More info: visit here.
Please have patience and continue to check with your medical providers and other local providers as well. Local pharmacy information.
- Depending on availability and provider, Phase 1A & 1B individuals and teachers, are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Texas.
Vaccine Clinic Statistics
(February 25th to 27th)
*administered by Waco-McLennan County Public Health District
PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT
Masks & Occupancy
Governor Abbott’s newest executive order, GA-34, does not go into effect until Wednesday, March 10th. The current order, GA-32, was not suspended by the Governor, and the City will continue to enforce it until the new order goes into effect. The mask mandate and other protective measures, including occupancy, are still in effect. We will update you here as soon as information becomes available.
Dr. Jackson Griggs, CEO of Family Health Center, said, "In light of Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-34 that rescinds the statewide mask mandate, it’s important to acknowledge his ongoing encouragement to wear face coverings when it is difficult to maintain social distancing. While I am very optimistic that COVID-19 case fatality rate will decrease as vaccination rates climb, it is important to remember that the CDC still recommends masking any time you are not with members of your own household. Wearing a face covering remains a crucial community-wide practice to slow spread among friends, family and colleagues. If you are in a closed space with non-household members, I strongly encourage the consistent use masking for the safety and health of all."
In the months ahead, please continue to wear your masks, wash your hands, and maintain social distancing to prevent community infections and death. Being vaccinated does not mean you cannot spread COVID-19 to others.
Are you fully recovered from a verified COVID-19 diagnosis? If so, the plasma in your blood may contain COVID-19 antibodies that can attack the virus. This convalescent plasma is being evaluated as a possible treatment for currently ill COVID-19 patients, so your donation could help save the lives of patients battling this disease. (Source: Red Cross)
Options Reducing Quarantine Time After Exposure
(If you have been in contact with COVID-19)
CDC currently recommends a quarantine period of 14 days. Based on local circumstances and resources, the following options may be used to shorten quarantine time and are acceptable alternatives.
- Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing and if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring.
- With this strategy, residual post-quarantine transmission risk is estimated to be about 1% with an upper limit of about 10%.
- When diagnostic testing resources are sufficient and available (see full text at the link below), then quarantine can end after Day 7 if a diagnostic specimen tests negative and if no symptoms were reported during daily monitoring. The specimen may be collected and tested within 48 hours before the time of planned quarantine discontinuation (e.g., in anticipation of testing delays), but quarantine cannot be discontinued earlier than after Day 7.
- With this strategy, the residual post-quarantine transmission risk is estimated to be about 5% with an upper limit of about 12%.
In both cases, additional criteria (e.g., continued symptom monitoring and masking through Day 14) must be met and are outlined in the full text here.
Welcome to the official website designed to keep citizens of Waco & McLennan County updated on all aspects of the progress toward containment of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, in our area.