COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
Vaccine status and where to get a shot
As of mid-May, Vaccine supply is sufficient to meet demand. The FDA approved the expansion of the Pfizer vaccine’s emergency use authorization to include people 12 to 15 years old and the CDC’s advisory committee recommended it for that age group. Everyone 12 years old or older is eligible to get vaccinated now with the Pfizer vaccine. While both the Moderna and single-shot Johnson and Johnson is available to anyone over the age of 18.
On April 21, 2021 the Boerne/Kendall County vaccine HUB held its final event for first-dose appointments. Anyone still wishing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine can contact their primary care physician, Boerne H-E-B, Walmart, CVS or My Urgent Care Boerne on River Road to schedule appointments.
Texas businesses or civic organizations can call 844-90-TEXAS (844-908-3927) and select Option 3 to schedule a visit from a state mobile vaccine team to vaccinate employees, visitors, or members. To qualify for a visit, a business or civic organization must have 10 or more employees, visitors, or members who voluntarily choose to be vaccinated. Homebound Texans are also encouraged to call the hotline and select Option 1 to request a state mobile vaccination team to visit their home.
Meanwhile, all Americans can now text their ZIP code to GETVAX (438829) in English or VACUNA (822862) in Spanish to immediately receive addresses of nearby available vaccination centers.
What to do if you lost your COVID-19 vaccine card
If you need proof of immunization, the best place to start is by contacting the clinic, doctor, or healthcare provider that administered the vaccination. If your provider has the record on file, this will be the fastest way of obtaining your records. They City of Boerne/Kendall County vaccination records are being submitted to the state. To request a copy of your COVID-19 immunization records for a person over 18 years of age, complete and submit (by fax or mail) an ImmTrac2 Adult Consent Form (F11-13366) and an Authorization to Release ImmTrac2 History Form (F11-11406). For assistance, call the Immunization Unit at (800) 252-9152.
About the vaccines
Information gathered in large-scale clinical trials and thoroughly reviewed by scientists at the FDA shows that the vaccines are safe and effective. You can view the FDA’s fact sheets for recipients and caregivers: Pfizer | Moderna | Johnson & Johnson
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should discuss their options with their health care provider. Like the two-dose vaccines for Pfizer and Moderna, the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is extremely effective at preventing severe disease, hospitalization and death from COVID-19.
Current Rules and Regulations
We continue to follow Gov. Greg Abbott's statewide mandates regarding COVID-19. Everyone is asked to be mindful of each individual businesses operations regarding capacity and face masks. Also, please continue to follow best health practices and wear a face mask if you can't maintain social distance, wash your hands and stay home if you are feeling ill.
As we see more COVID-19 vaccines available and more doses being administered we are also seeing more variants. Dr. Jason Bowling, hospital epidemiologist for University Health, answers questions about what kind of protection we can expect in the changing COVID-19 landscape. This is vital information because Boerne does not have a freestanding hospital and is reliant upon a hospital bed being available in San Antonio for treatment in times of critical care.
Chief State Epidemiologist, Dr. Jennifer Shuford, MD, explains how the COVID-19 vaccine works.
Please be aware, the active cases of COVID-19 in our community are only updated once a week now. DSHS has pivoted to provide frequent updates on the number of vaccines administered in our communities.