A winter storm that has affected many Central Texas residents has prompted emergency disaster declarations lasting up to seven days in Hays County as well as throughout Texas.

Locally, the freezing temperatures have also caused delays for those who had scheduled COVID-19 vaccines, according to Alex Villalobos, chief of staff for Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra.

As of Feb. 15, Villalobos said the latest information from Hays County states that officials are combining all second-dose vaccine appointments initially scheduled for earlier in the week to Feb. 19 at San Marcos High School, 2601 Rattler Road, San Marcos.

Villalobos reiterated the new time and date apply only to those getting their second dose, and the appointment will occur at the same time as when they received their first dose.

“For example, if your first dose was scheduled at 2 p.m., then your second dose is scheduled for 2 p.m.,” Villalobos said, adding that all patients must remember to bring their vaccine cards to their new appointments.

According to a Hays County news release, first dose vaccinations scheduled in Dripping Springs for this week have been rescheduled for Feb.22 and Feb. 23. Appointment holders are being notified by the county.

Curative COVID-19 testing sites have been shuttered through Wednesday but expect to open Thursday, Feb. 18, if conditions improve, the release said.

For more information, visit Hays County’s website and www.haysinformed.com.