Through Tuesday, Dec. 21 Aransas County had a historical count of 2,053 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those 2,053 cases, 1,960 have recovered (26 estimated active cases), per reporting from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Aransas County has seen an decrease of eight active cases (26 vs. 34), since the last report, through Dec. 16.

This latest report includes four new cases, and no additional deaths, compared to the numbers reported in the Dec. 18 edition of this newspaper (from Dec. 16 report).

There are 67 confirmed fatalities with COVID since the beginning of reporting.

The third dose booster is currently available for Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The boosters are for individuals who are living at long term care facilities, those 65 and older who have an underlying health condition, or work/live in a place that puts them at higher risk of getting COVID-19.

Pfizer is available for ages 5-11. Please check with your pediatrician or pharmacy.

In Aransas County, contact your local pharmacies for availability.

DSHS will be providing all doses on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The DSHS office is located at Allegiance Medical Services (400 Enterprise Boulevard Building B).

Special date for vaccines

(ages 5-11)

The DSHS was at the Fulton Convention Center for the Pfizer Vaccine Clinic Dec. 10 for children ages five to 11. The second dose of Pfizer will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14 at the same location. If one has questions, call (512)-290-3036.

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