All in to help

Members of the Texas National Guard, employees of the San Antonio EMS and Allegiance EMS, and volunteer vaccinators posed for a picture after a long days work, left photo. Close to 800 people received the Pfizer vaccine during the two-day walk-in vaccination clinic.

The Texas Division of Emergency Management hosted a free, walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic Wednesday, March 24 and Thursday, March 25 at the Fulton Convention Center - Paws and Taws. Additional vaccines were given at the Copano RV Resort on FM 1781, as well.

A total of 786 individuals received the vaccine during the two-day event.

On Wednesday, 325 of the Pfizer vaccine was given at the Convention Center, with another 116 shots administered at the RV Resort.

On Thursday, 345 vaccines were given, including a small number to homebound individuals.

At the end of the clinic early Thursday evening, a tired Aransas County Medical Services, Inc. Executive Director Patricia Arnold said, “Everything went well, and we had great weather this time.”

Constant drizzle marred the first day of last week’s walk-in vaccination clinic.

Arnold said she is pleased thus far with the turnout at all the vaccination clinics, but urged everyone to get vaccinated as soon as they have the opportunity to do so.

“People need to get vaccinated and not wait until the Johnson & Johnson (one dose) vaccine is available, or refuse to get vaccinated,” she said. “COVID-19 is real and it’s still out there.”

Arnold thanked everyone who has stepped up and received the vaccination, and especially thanked all the volunteers who make the vaccination clinics possible.

“We couldn’t do this without them,” she said.

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