Williamson County closing down mass COVID vaccination sites

Officials in Williamson County say that this week will be the last week that first doses will be given at mass vaccination sites in the county.

The county's contracts with Family Hospital Systems (FHS) and Curative will end in May after second shots have been given for those who received their first shots at one of the county's mass vaccination sites.

"The mass vaccination sites will be closing down in the future, but this isn’t the end. We are moving forward with the mobile units and kiosk units," stated Cristin Meehan, director of vaccine distribution for Curative. "We want to make sure everyone knows that we are going to be here. You can go to Curative.com and put in your location. There are lots of appointments that are available. There still are plenty of doses to get out."

Curative says more than 57,000 people have been vaccinated through the mass vaccination site at Dell Diamond.

The announcement from officials came on the four-month anniversary of when the county began its efforts to vaccinate the public. 

Officials say more than 80% of those over age 65 have been vaccinated with at least one more dose. They say more than 406,000 doses have been administered in Williamson County and about 57% of adults 16 and older have received their first shot.



Recently officials ended the centralized waitlist as they said demand for the vaccine had fallen off. People can now schedule COVID-19 vaccinations directly with the provider of their choice. There are now 25 vaccine providers in Williamson County with more than 20,000 first shots available.

In addition, the last day Williamson County will operate its COVID-19 call center at 512-943-1600 and its Vaccine Registration Technical Assistance (VRTA) centers is Friday, April 30, 2021.

In an effort to assist people with their vaccine registration who work during the day, the VRTA site at First United Methodist Church Georgetown in the McKinney Christian Ministry Center, 1205 Ash Street, in Georgetown, will offer evening hours on Tuesday, April 27, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. A list of VRTA centers and operating hours can be found at www.wilco.org/coronavirus