Vaccine clinic May 19 at J.B. Wells


Gonzales County will hold a vaccine clinic at the J.B. Wells Expo from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19.

There will be 500 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which does not require a follow-up shot.

 This is the first clinic in which the county will resume the use of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine after it was paused and re-authorized by the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control, following reports of rare blood clots.

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Department of State Health Services data shows that vaccination counts are still increasing quite slowly, even as the availability increases.

This data also shows that 63.58% of seniors 65 and up have been fully vaccinated in Gonzales County as of Monday, May 10. As for those who have only received one dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, 69.12% of those 65 and up have received at least one shot.

For those age 16 and up, 36.15% are fully vaccinated, and 41.90% have received at least one injection of a vaccine.

This leaves 30.88% of seniors and 58.10% of those 16 and over who have not yet received an injection of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.

COVID-19 Case Statistics

Over the last seven days, from Wednesday, May 5 to Tuesday, May 11, 3 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the county. There were 7 active cases of COVID-19 in the county as of Monday, May 10, with 2,663 recovered and 57 reported deaths. This comes to a total of 2,727 cases reported in the county since April 2020, according to DSHS data available to the Inquirer.

As for hospitalizations in Trauma Service Area P, 3.68% of hospital capacity was being used for treatment of patients with lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, May 19. This is down slightly, from 3.77% seven days before on Tuesday, May 4.

As of Tuesday, May 11, no cases of COVID-19 were reported in Gonzales Independent School District, Waelder Independent School District and Nixon-Smiley Independent School District.

Information regarding vaccination clinics will be shared by the Inquirer on its Facebook page and website as it becomes available. Such information is also available on the Gonzales Healthcare Systems Facebook page and website, and the Gonzales County Emergency Management Facebook page and website.