A Message from Mayor Gutierrez
The health and safety of our community is our highest priority and has guided our decision and efforts to become one of the first licensed COVID vaccine providers in Guadalupe county. We know that the current vaccine supply in our area is not keeping pace with the demand, and we continue to try to improve that by working with county and state officials to plead our case for more vaccines. We encourage all our residents to seek out vaccination opportunities wherever they can, and to continue taking the necessary safety precautions to keep them and their loved ones safe. Schertz is committed to continuing to lead the efforts in Guadalupe county to offer vaccines for the health and safety of all its citizens.
at this time the city does not have any vaccine clinics scheduled
The City of Schertz is registered as a vaccination provider for the COVID-19 vaccines. Because of its specialized equipment and trained personnel, the City met qualifications to receive, store and distribute COVID-19 vaccines and is listed on the vaccine provider locations map.
The City's process for vaccine distribution includes administering vaccines within 48 hours of vaccine delivery. Each week we are notified of any vaccine shipments that are headed to us and as soon as we receive this notice we will begin setting up a vaccine clinic. We encourage residents to check this page often for updates or changes regarding upcoming vaccine clinics.
Priorities for populations receiving the vaccine have been outlined by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). If the City of Schertz receives additional vaccines they will be administered in accordance with those phases and subsequent tiers. Deviation from that guidance will only occur in the instance that vaccines may not be used and are in jeopardy of being wasted.
For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine and Texas distribution plan visit the DSHS FAQ webpage.
Please contact providers in advance to confirm vaccination location and hours, that they have the vaccine on hand, and that you are eligible for vaccination at that site.
The City does not control vaccine allotment or delivery schedules. The vaccine remains limited based on the capacity of the manufacturers to produce it, so it will take time for Texas to receive enough doses for all priority populations who wish to be vaccinated.
With over 40,000 residents in our city, allotted vaccines will not meet the demand in our area as quickly as we would all like. Everyone should remain patient as we continue to set up vaccine clinics as soon as we know a vaccine shipment is headed our way. We know the appointment process can be frustrating while vaccine demand is high and availability is low, but this system is in place to help manage the administration of the vaccines. Supply is expected to increase in the next few months as more vaccines work on approvals to go to market.
Who is getting the vaccine next and when?
Based on the Department of State Health Services website, the Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel (EVAP) is considering what criteria could be used for later stages of vaccine distribution. Spring 2021 is the best estimate of when the vaccine will be available for the general public, but that may change. It depends on vaccine production and how quickly other vaccines become available. For more information review the DSHS Vaccine Information webpage.
How many vaccines has the City of Schertz administered?
|Doses (Date Received)||Doses Administered as of (Date)||Groups Served|
|500 (1/5/2021)||571 (1/9/2021)||1A and 1B|
|975 (1/21/2021)||1,266 (1/23/2021)||1A and 1B|
*As experienced by many other vaccine providers, some of the vials may contain extra doses.
Find information for COVID-19 vaccination administration and patient education for each specific vaccine on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
- Is there a cost for the COVID-19 vaccine?
- Where can I sign up for the vaccine?
- Will I need an appointment?
- Is there a waitlist for appointments?
- I need a ride to my appointment, is there a service that can help?
- Do I have to be a Schertz resident to get a vaccine at the Schertz clinic?
- What do I need to bring with me to my appointment?
- I thought I registered but did not receive a confirmation email.
- Do I need to get the vaccine in the county I live in?
- If I have an appointment, where do I go?