Texas State, Hays County partner for mass vaccination event
Jayme Blaschke, Media Relations | April 16, 2021
SAN MARCOS – Texas State University and Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) will partner for a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Thursday, April 22.
County and university officials aim to vaccine 4,800 people that day. The clinic, which will take place at the Texas State Events Center, is by appointment only, but anyone from the community (age 16+) is welcome to sign up for a time slot.
This event also signals the rollout of a new vaccination appointment scheduling system that allows individuals to find a time that works best for them and then secure their spot.
“The new system is easy to use and will give people their choice of vaccine appointments,” said Emergency Office of Emergency Services Director Mike Jones, whose team has been collaborating with the HCLHD on the vaccine clinics for the County over the past several months.
“We are pleased with the appointment scheduling system and believe it will be a very easy way for people to sign up to get the vaccine,” said Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra. “Additionally, the site is in English and Spanish.”
Appointments are required for the clinic, and may be scheduled at www.haysinformed.com/vaccine-registration. Appointments will be staged in 15-minute increments from 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. on April 22. Future shot clinics with various partners around the County will be added to the scheduler in the coming weeks.
“Folks can visit haysinformed.com for future appointment opportunities,” Jones said.
For those who are not tech savvy or who do not have internet access, they can call (833) 521-2766 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 12 and 4 p.m. Volunteers can assist in getting them signed up for a vaccine appointment. Spanish-speaking volunteers are available.