Comal County to open vaccine standby list to all adults over age 18 beginning March 29

Hannah Sullivan, a student at Galen College of Nursing, holds a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
Hannah Sullivan, a student at Galen College of Nursing, holds a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

Hannah Sullivan, a student at Galen College of Nursing, holds a vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

On March 23, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced that all Texas adults will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 29.

In Comal County, all adults will be able to register to receive a vaccine as health officials anticipate vaccine supplies will increase.



As of March 25, Comal County providers have received a total of 46,940 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, including 29,340 first doses and 17,600 second doses. Guadalupe County providers have received a total of 53,635 doses, including 34,110 first doses and 19,525 second doses.

The Comal County Public Health Department will open the COVID-19 vaccine standby list to all qualifying residents over the age of 18 on March 29.

In Comal County, a total of 37,054 county residents have received at least one dose of a vaccine, and 20,541 have been fully vaccinated as of March 25. According to the DSHS, 16.39% of 125,307 county residents over the age of 16 are fully vaccinated.

As of March 25, 29,911 Guadalupe County residents have received at least one dose, and 17,866 have been fully vaccinated. The DSHS reported 13.69% of 130,517 residents over the age of 16 have been fully vaccinated.

While any adult will be eligible to register for a vaccine, the DSHS has asked vaccine providers to prioritize those who are most at risk of severe disease, including seniors over the age of 80.


Those wishing to receive the vaccine can register for the Comal County standby list online or contact their primary care provider.

A new DSHS vaccine registration platform called the Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler is set to launch March 29.
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels. Prior to CI, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China.



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