COVID-19 vaccination sites adjusting services due to winter weather

COVID-19 vaccination sites in Central Texas are adjusting their services Friday and through the weekend due to the winter weather.

The following Central Texas counties have adjusted their services due to the severe winter weather impacting Texas:

Williamson County

According to the county, Family Hospital Systems does not have mass vaccination sites open Friday, Feb 12 through Sunday, Feb. 14. Appointments for Monday, Feb. 15, and Tuesday, Feb. 16 at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex have been rescheduled for later in the week.

Hays County

According to the county, appointments for the second COVID-19 vaccine dose for Monday, Feb. 15 are being rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 17 due to the severe weather. 

Hays County says those who had an appointment scheduled at San Marcos High School will receive an email about the rescheduling. Appointments will be at the same time Wednesday as they would have been on Monday. Those who received their first dose at San Marcos High School are on the list to receive the second dose on Wednesday at that same location regardless if they receive a confirmation email. All Monday appointments have been automatically switched.

Emails for first dose appointments will be sent out soon, says the county. The next first dose clinic will be Tuesday, Feb. 16 and Wednesday, Feb. 17 in Dripping Springs.

Travis County

Austin Public Health closed all three COVID-19 vaccination clinics scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 13, and canceled all appointments. 

The city of Austin says that all appointments scheduled for Saturday were for second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for those who received their first dose in mid-January. About 2,300 appointments for second doses were scheduled for Saturday at all three sites.

The city says that those scheduled for vaccines Saturday do not need to log into their account to reschedule. A new appointment will be sent out via email or phone as conditions dictate later in the week. The vaccine, once refrigerated, remains viable for 30 days.  Those who received the first doses from Austin Public Health are assured they can receive their second dose from Austin Public Health.


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The National Weather Service says a Winter Weather Advisory for Central Texas will be issued from 6 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 until noon on Monday, Feb. 15. Residents in the area can expect blustery, rainy, and cold conditions across the area today.

Temperatures will remain nearly steady, with highs ranging from the lower 30s to lower 40s. North winds will be gusty from 15 to 25 mph. Some freezing rain may mix in with rain, especially across the Hill Country.


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