Even during the height of COVID-19, Peterson Health and H-E-B are urging people to get vaccinated, but this time it's protecting against the flu.
Peterson and H-E-B will team up starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday at the Happy State Bank Expo Hall at the Hill Country Youth Event Center to host a drive-through flu clinic. The clinic runs through 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
Parents must bring a written prescription for children 4-6 years of age. Parents or legal guardians must be present for those 4-18 years of age. There is no charge for Medicare Part B.
High Dosage will be available for those 65 years and older. Cash or check only. $40 for the Quadrivalent and $87 for the High Dose (Covered by Medicare)
Even though it is drive-up only and you are in your vehicle, masks are required. H-E-B will supply a mask if needed.
For more information, call the HEB Pharmacy at 896-0227.
COVID-19 VACCINE STATUS
Kerr County cracked 45% vaccination of all residents against COVID-19, but it's still slow going. The number of vaccinated rose by less than one percent from Aug. 30.
Just 52.3% of Kerr County residents received one dose of vaccine. In 28-county Public Health Area 8, Kerr County ranks 20th in percent vaccinated. Kerr County is on a pace to have at least 50% vaccinated by Oct. 1.
Vaccine hesitancy continues to be an issue across rural Texas, including the Hill Country. Neighboring Real, Bandera and Edwards counties are all below 45% full vaccinated. Edwards County is the worst in the region with just 35% vaccinated.
Along the Mexico border, Maverick County has 74% of its residents vaccinated, along with 99% of the more than 45,000 residents eligible to receive one dose. Maverick County, however, has had more than 11,000 cases and 375 fatalities from COVID-19.