Mano Amiga, a local advocacy group based in San Marcos, is partnering with San Marcos CISD and Walgreens to host vaccination clinics at home varsity football games for the rest of the season.
Though Hays County reported no new fatalities related to COVID-19, the total number of active cases is at 1,871, which has decreased as the number of vaccines administered increases.
The vaccines will be free with no need for identification, insurance or proof of residency. However, parental consent will be required for minors.
To further incentivize getting vaccinated, $25 Visa gift cards will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
“With the more contagious delta variant rapidly spreading and cases surging, it is critically urgent that we vaccinate more people in our community,” said Alyssa Garza, outreach coordinator for Mano Amiga in a statement. “It is in everyone’s best interest that all eligible San Marcans get vaccinated to save lives. If an incentive will motivate those who are not yet vaccinated to get their shots, it’s an investment that benefits everyone.”
The first vaccine clinic will be Sept. 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Toyota Rattler Stadium, 2601 Rattler Road.
Vaccine clinics will also be held Oct. 15 and 29 from 6:30-8 p.m.