Vaccines widely available, age 16 and up eligible
COVID-19 vaccines are available to any adult who wants one in Texas as of Monday.
The move makes Texas the most populous U.S. state to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all adults. The state has nearly 30 million residents.
It comes more than a month before President Joe Biden’s goal of opening vaccine eligibility to everyone by May 1.
This week Texas will receive more than 1 million doses of the vaccine.
This week, the Texas Department of State Health Services allocated 818,410 doses across 779 providers in 202 counties and the federal government is expected to send another 200,000 doses to pharmacy locations and federally qualified health centers.
The health department is also ordering 587,950 second doses for people who are expecting to get their second shot in the coming weeks.
Where to Get a Vaccine in Falls County
Walmart Pharmacies are administering vaccines, including store #320, located at 600 S State Highway 6 in Marlin. To set an appointment, head to walmart.com, navigate to the pharmacy page and click “Schedule Now.” Sign in or create an account to set the appointment.
Falls Community Hospital and Clinic continues to receive doses of the vaccine each week. Hours of scheduled clinic appointments will be 1:30 p.m. till 5:00 p.m. First doses of the vaccine will be administered by appointment only.
Please understand that you will be turned away, if you are not registered for an appointment. No swapping of appointments, please register with the name of the person that will be receiving the vaccine. Please bring Identification, all forms accepted (DL, ID Card, Passport, Name Badge etc).
Second Dose Drive Through Clinics
The next second dose drive through clinic will take place at Marlin Junior Academy, located at 678 Success Lane in Marlin, on April 10 for those who received their first dose of vaccine March 4 through March 11.
Please monitor your email, the FCHC Facebook page and the FCHC covid vaccine website for line up times and further details. Additionally, be sure to bring your vaccination card with you to the drive thru clinic in order to receive your vaccine. If you do not have your card, you will be scheduled to come to the clinic at a later date