COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

VACCINE INFORMATION

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

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.

Vaccine status and where to get a shot

As of mid-May, vaccine supply is sufficient to meet demand. Everyone 12 years old or older is eligible to get vaccinated now with the two-dose Pfizer vaccine. The two-dose Moderna vaccine and single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine are available to anyone over the age of 18.

For anyone still wishing to receive a COVID-19 vaccine can contact their primary care physician, Boerne H-E-B Plus!, Walmart, CVS, or My Urgent Care Boerne on River Road to schedule appointments for a first, second, or a booster shot for those who are approved to receive one. 

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. The 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.

Scan your vaccination card with your phone

iPhone users 

1. Open the Notes app. 

2. Create a new note and title it something like "Covid-19 Vaccine" so it's easy to find. 

3. Under your header, click the camera icon. A menu should pop up -- select "scan documents." 

4. Position your camera over the front of your vaccination card until it focuses and scans the image, then click the button in the center of the bottom of the screen to capture an image. 

5. Your iPhone should recognize the scanned document as your vaccination card. The note should save automatically. 

6. You can then choose to lock it with a passcode. Any time you tap on the note, it will ask you to type a passcode to view.

Android users 

1. Open Google Drive. 

2. Tap the "add" symbol, then the "scan" symbol (it's the camera icon). 

3. Position your camera over your vaccination card until it focuses and scans the image. 

4. Save your document by tapping done (the check mark icon).


Current Rules and Regulations

The City of Boerne continues to follow Gov. Greg Abbott's statewide mandates regarding COVID-19. Everyone is asked to be mindful of each individual business's operations regarding capacity and face masks. Also, please continue to follow best health practices by wearing a face mask if you can't maintain social distance, washing your hands, and staying home if you are feeling ill.

Vaccines and variants

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. Watch the video with Dr. Bowling below or click here to watch on YouTube.

How the vaccine works

Watch the video below to hear from Chief State Epidemiologist, Dr. Jennifer Shuford, MD, as she explains how the COVID-19 vaccine works. Click here to watch the video on YouTube.


COVID-19 Cases and Vaccination Data

Texas Health and Human Services has resources on its website, including an interactive map of county-by-county COVID-19 cases and vaccination data. Use the links below to access that data.


Even before Kendall County recorded its first COVID-19 case in mid-March 2020, local leaders discussed how to best respond to an ever-changing situation. Since then, we have rallied around our community to keep small businesses afloat, limit the spread of the virus, and come together to see Boerne through a global pandemic.