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As Texas opens up vaccinations to all adults, vaccine doses in Bell County have become as hard to get as toilet paper was during the early stages of the pandemic.

County officials are encouraging people who are unable to find appointments at county sites to look to partners in the community such as local hospitals. While there are many appointments each week, people in need of first or second doses will need to be patient as there are more people who are trying to get the vaccine than doses.

Those in search of a vaccine are being encouraged to constantly check with all providers as county officials are still seeing a significant number of no-shows and cancelations, which open new appointments.

Residents can go to www.tdtnews.com/news/coronavirus/ for information.

“We encourage those interested in scheduling an appointment to check back regularly, as the state of Texas is continuously allocating more vaccine,” Deke Jones, spokesman for Baylor Scott & White, said. “As additional doses become available to us, we open more appointments so that we can administer doses as quickly as possible.”

Texas also launched an online vaccine scheduler this week at GetTheVaccine.dshs.texas.gov. Those needing help can call 833-832-7067.

Bell County will have six COVID-19 vaccination sites this week, a combination of dynamic and static centers.

Baylor Scott & White, Seton Medical Center and AdventHealth will serve as the county’s three main fixed sites, mainly administering first doses of the vaccine.

Baylor Scott & White is offering first-dose vaccines at its west campus, 546 N. Kegley Road; Seton is at 850 W. Central Texas Expressway in Harker Heights; and AdventHealth is at 2405 S. Clear Creek Road, Suite 101 in Killeen.

Baylor Scott & White has set up a dedicated line to help people schedule vaccine appointments at 1-844-279-8222.

The county also is offering a fixed drive-through, second-dose site at the Bell County Expo Center, 301 W. Loop 121 in Belton.

The Greater Vision Community Church in Killeen, 2000 E. Stan Schlueter Loop, will hold a dynamic second-dose clinic from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Friday.

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Those in other parts of the county can go to their local store’s websites and find a location closer to where they live.

(1) comment

ResistTyranny

Are you aware that ALL vaccine makers worldwide have been given a free pass from any legal prosecution, regarding any deaths or injuries caused by the new vaccines?

Are you aware that the Pfizer vaccine is still engage in Phase 3 trials for two more years, which means this vaccine is still very much in the experimental stages, even thought its being offered to the public?

it's supposed to be an emergency only thing which makes anyone (job, school, etc) who forces you to take it in order to keep a job or go to school, responsible if anything happens to you. It's crazy what they are getting away with, but we let them.

News flash! If you take the vaccinations and you have a reaction and need medical help your insurance WON'T pay your bill. Not FDA approved vaccine for distribution. I was informed of this so you may want to check with your provider.

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