The City of Killeen will offer free COVID-19 vaccines and tests at a drive-thru COVID-19 site again this Wednesday, Oct. 27 and Thursday, Oct. 28 this week. The site will be at the Killeen Special Events Center from 9a.m. – 7p.m. Booster shots are now available with or without a doctor’s note, although a doctor’s note is preferred.
Please know that vaccines and tests are available only while supplies last for each day. Last week, during the dates of Oct. 20 – Oct. 22, there were 92 vaccines administered and 230 tests given. There were 11 positive cases.
No appointments are required for the vaccines or tests, but a phone number and/or email address is required. Only the Pfizer vaccine and booster shot are available. Vaccines are for those who are at least 12 years old. 15-minute Rapid Tests are available to all ages with parental supervision and permission. Participants receive results by text and/or email.
As a reminder, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has authorized mixing booster shot brands. Per the CDC, booster shots are eligible for those who are:
- 65 years or older
- 18 years or older who live in long-term care settings
- 18 years or older who have underlying medical conditions
- 18 years or older who work in high-risk settings
- 18 years or older who live in high-risk settings
Individuals should consult with their physician for information on whether they are eligible and can visit cdc.gov for the CDC guidance.
As a reminder, 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.