The Central Texas Counties Vaccine Collaborative—a group consisting of Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays and Travis counties—will deploy a strike team June 5 to establish a pop-up vaccine clinic in Travis County.
The pop-up clinic will be located at Teri Road Baptist Church, 1844 Teri Road—located in Southeast Austin near I-35—from 9 a.m.-noon. Both doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines will be administered for anyone age 12 and older. A parent or guardian must be present with those younger than 18, and no appointment is required.
Hector Nieto, public information officer for Travis County, said the pop-up clinic is part of the group’s effort to make it as convenient as possible for everyone to get vaccinated.
“Our goal is to make certain we are reaching communities where they are at,” Nieto said. “We will have a pop-up clinic this weekend at the baptist church, but next weekend it may be at one of the local schools.”
Travis County Constable George Morales worked with the community to find a convenient location for the pop-up clinic. Future locations for pop-up clinics have not been established yet.
“Depending on the amount of people we reach and the success we have with this location, we may continue to do it [at this church], or we may need to go to a different location where we would have access to more people,” Nieto said.
Additionally officials with the collaborative announced they will continue operating the mass drive-thru vaccination site June 4-6 and following weekends at the Travis County Exposition Center at 7311 Decker Lane, Austin. Hours of operation are Friday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
How much longer the drive-thru site will continue to operate is yet to be determined and will depend on the demand seen at the site. It will remain open for the next few weekends at least, Nieto said.
“We understand that the mass vaccine site may eventually no longer be the best way to get vaccines out into the community, so we may be gradually switching to this smaller, more localized pop-up clinic,” Nieto said. “In the meantime, when we are figuring out when that transition needs to be available, we will continue to have that expo center available.”