COVID-19 vaccine providers in Williamson County are preparing to administer 9,700 first doses throughout the week, adding to the continued efforts of getting the vulnerable population in the community vaccinated. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, the following providers will be vaccinating people who have signed up to receive their first shot.
· Family Hospital Systems, 8,000 doses.
· Williamson County and Cities Health District, 1000 doses.
· Lone Star Circle of Care in Cedar Park, 100 doses.
· Lake Aire Med Center Senior Health and Wellness, 100 doses.
· WellMed in Leander, 400 doses.
· Lone Star Circle of Care, TAMU Health Science Center Family Health, 100 doses.
“Getting more vaccines for our community members is instrumental to support our efforts of keeping our most vulnerable residents safe and protected from COVID-19,” said Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell. “While our public-private partnerships have been key in getting this work done, we are hopeful we will get a larger supply of vaccines through the support of our state and federal leaders.”
Starting today, people who are interested in getting on the COVID-19 vaccine waitlist through the County’s vaccine hub provider Family Hospital Systems can visit www.wilco.org to get registered. Williamson County is now maintaining the waitlist which will be used by FHS and other COVID-19 vaccine hub providers, such as Curative Inc, that have established agreements with the county to provide the COVID-19 vaccine. On the County’s website, people who sign-up to get on the waitlist will be able to check if their name is on the list and edit their information or remove themselves if they receive the vaccine elsewhere.
A big part of the County’s vaccination plan includes the assistance of volunteer-run Vaccine Registration Technical Assistance (VRTA) centers. The centers are made possible thanks to local partners willing to fill the need for technical support by providing wi-fi connectivity, assistance with uploading documents, and other technical needs. These are the County’s three VRTA centers and their availability:
· First Baptist Taylor, 2500 Mallard Lane, Taylor, beginning February 9, will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
· Hill Country Bible Church, 3300 Little Elm Trail, Gym Building, Cedar Park, beginning February 15, will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
· Sun City Ballroom, 2 Texas Drive, Georgetown, is open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The County’s first VRTA center at the Sun City Ballroom will continue servicing people on an appointment basis only; however, appointments are not necessary to get help at the VRTA centers in Taylor and Cedar Park.
The County’s call center, phone number 512-943-1600, remains open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to serve as a resource of information to community members. Just in the first week of operation, the call center received more than 16,000 calls. The call center has added staff members to keep up with the influx of calls the county has received since launching the service Monday, February 1.
For more information on the County’s vaccination plan, please visit www.wilco.org/coronavirus.