Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic coming to west Travis County, mayor says

A COVID-19 drive-thru vaccine clinic is coming to Lakeway on March 27. To receive a vaccine, local residents must preregister with Baylor Scott & White Medical Center. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
A COVID-19 drive-thru vaccine clinic is coming to Lakeway on March 27. To receive a vaccine, local residents must preregister with Baylor Scott & White Medical Center. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

A COVID-19 drive-thru vaccine clinic is coming to Lakeway on March 27. To receive a vaccine, local residents must preregister with Baylor Scott & White Medical Center. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lakeway Mayor Sandy Cox announced March 25 that the city of Lakeway will host a drive-thru vaccination clinic March 27 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center on Medical Parkway.

The appointment-only clinic will administer 500 first-round doses of the Pfizer vaccine to individuals who preregister online. Those who receive the vaccine will also receive an appointment at Baylor Scott & White to get the required second round of the vaccine.

The vaccine supply is being provided in partnership with Travis County, Cox said, and distribution will prioritize high-risk individuals—those who qualify under Phases 1A and 1B of the state vaccine plan.

“If you know people that are in the 1A and 1B that are still struggling to find an appointment, please help them register,” Cox said.

Phase 1A, the highest-priority status, includes health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities. Phase 1B, the next-highest status, includes those age 65 or older and those age 16 or older who have a chronic medical condition.


To register for a vaccine from Baylor Scott & White, visit my.bswhealth.com/login

Cox also made an announcement March 25 regarding the ongoing effort to extend Main Street in central Lakeway.

At an April 5 Lake City Council meeting, representatives from Stratus Lakeway Center LLC will present options for extending Main Street beyond its current termination at Medical Drive and across a parcel of undeveloped, Stratus-owned land adjacent to Medical Drive and behind The Oaks at Lakeway shopping center.

“I really encourage the citizens to tune in on our meeting on April 5 and look at what they are proposing to the council,” Cox said.

To fully extend Main Street to Lohmans Crossing and Lohmans Spur, thereby reducing commuters' reliance on RM 620, the city has begun working with a second developer, Legend Communities, which owns land between Lohmans Crossing and the Stratus property.

In the coming months, Legend Communities will begin bringing specific development designs before Lakeway’s Zoning & Planning Commission, Cox said. The proposed development is known as The Square on Lohmans. Zoning for the 11-acre plat of land was updated by Lakeway City Council to commercial/retail status in June 2020.

“I am hopeful, between the two, we will be able to get a full plan now to have Main Street go through and, really, some of it, to break ground this year and to finish in 2022,” Cox said.
By Greg Perliski

Editor, Lake Travis/Westlake & Northwest Austin

Greg joined Community Impact as an editor in November 2020. In the communities he covers, Greg reports on local government, transportation, real estate development and business. He has written for newspapers, online publications and corporate communications teams. Greg earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.