Austin area clinics ramping up COVID vaccines Sunday, Monday

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FILE – In this Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a mobile vaccine clinic in Santa Ana, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to remove a clinic at IDEA Pflugerville, which is for staff and not for the public.

AUSTIN (KXAN) — As a growing number of Americans learn they’ve contracted the omicron variant, Austin-Travis County health leaders are asking anyone who is eligible to get vaccinated and stay up-to-date on a booster shot.

APH officials said they’ve seen a huge uptick in people getting their booster shots at local clinics over the past couple of weeks, forcing them to beef up operations and staff at local clinics. Between 75% and 90% of shots being given right now are booster doses, officials reported.

Health leaders said getting your booster shot now, before the holidays, is critical. Dr. Desmar Walkes, the local health authority, said early indications show our current vaccines will protect against the omicron variant.

Federal officials signed off on booster shots for older teens this week.

If you need a COVID-19 vaccine, here are your options through Austin Public Health and Travis County Sunday, Dec. 12:

Travis County Exposition Center

Time: 12-4 p.m. 
Address: 7311 Decker Ln., Austin, TX 78724
Vaccine: Pfizer (5 years+) 

Thinkery

Time: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 
Address: 1830 Simonds Ave., Austin, TX 78723
Vaccine: Pfizer (5 years+), Moderna (18 years+), Johnson & Johnson (18 years+)

Monday, Dec. 13:

Central Texas Allied Health Institute (Travis County/CTAHI) Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  
Address: 1400 Tillery St #101 Austin, TX 78721
Vaccine: Pfizer (5 years) 

AISD Performing Arts Center (Travis County) Time:  3-7 pm 
Address: 1500 Barbara Jordan Blvd Austin, TX 78723
Vaccine: Pfizer (5 years) 

La Mexicana Market (Travis County) Time: 5:30–8:30 p.m. 
Address: 834 E. Rundberg Lane, Austin, TX 78753
Vaccine: Pfizer (12 years)  

La Mexicana Market (Travis County)  Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm  
Address: 5717 S I-35 Frontage Rd Austin, TX 78744
Vaccine: Pfizer (12 years) 

Poco Loco Supermercado (Travis County)  Time:  5:30-8:30 p.m. 
Address:  6305 Cameron Rd., Austin, TX 78754
Vaccine:  Pfizer (12 years)  

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