Killeen testing site

A worker takes information from individuals about to go through Killeen's COVID-19 testing and vaccination site.

The City of Killeen has administered nearly 1,700 COVID tests and almost 300 vaccines during the second week of a drive-thru COVID site.

The city said in a news release Monday, 1,698 COVID-19 tests and 271 vaccines were administered during the second weekend at the drive-thru COVID-19 site at the Killeen Special Events Center. 211 tests were positive. During the first weekend of vaccines and tests at the drive-thru event, there were 1,059 COVID-19 tests administered, as well as 234 vaccines.

The last day of operation at the site was Aug. 28. The City said it will notify the public if the site becomes available again in Killeen.

Residents are asked to text their zip code to GETVAX (438829) for a list of nearby locations to receive a COVID-19 vaccine shot. Each person is also sent information about free childcare and getting a ride to a vaccination location. Residents may also call the connected hotline at 1-800-232-0233 for the same information.

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(4) comments

Truthprevails

Kdh should provide data to citizens about how many of these tested came back positive.. might help put areal microscope on just how big the problem is or is not. Instead you just push a flashy headline to push papers instead of real information..

fred44

Legally, they are probably not allowed to. Also, I'm guessing the tests are sent offsite somewhere. In any case you can see what's going on in Bell County here: https://app.powerbi.com/view?r=eyJrIjoiNDA5MzNkMmMtN2Q4Ny00OThiLTg1ZTgtMjk5ZmNmZTk5M2ZiIiwidCI6IjdkNWZjNTgxLThhYjQtNDUxMi1hNjNhLTUyYzVhZWU4OTA3NiJ9&pageName=ReportSectiona87e92fbd0895c0b5d73

fred44

Sorry, the message didn't display correctly. Search for "bell county, tx covid dashboard".

Bluestorm68

Fully agree, but they aren't likely to tell us if the problem isn't as big as they are making it out to be, because then people would be less likely to stick out their arms.

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