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COVID-19 VACCINE

Vaccine Waitlist Signup revised

Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, Guadalupe County and the City of Seguin will administer COVID-19 vaccines this week at the Seguin Coliseum, 950 S. Austin, Seguin Texas. 1,800 first doses of the Moderna vaccine will be given from 1 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday, April 14 and 2,000 Pfizer second doses will be administered from 9 am to 5 pm on Thursday, April 15 for those who received their first Pfizer dose on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

All COVID-19 vaccines are free of charge and available by appointment only.

Who is Eligible for Vaccination Now:
All individuals ages 18 and older qualify for the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) and Moderna vaccines. Individuals 16 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

Appointments for vaccines will be made utilizing the COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist. You can sign up for the waitlist by visiting the following link: http://www.Seguintexas.gov/covidvaccine. Once you are on the waitlist, you will receive an email from Eventbrite when a vaccine appointment becomes available. You will have 12 hours to respond to the email and set your appointment.

Those without computer, internet access or an email address can call (830) 386-2219 and leave a message for assistance with signing up for the waitlist.

The vaccine waitlist closes periodically as it becomes full, but re-opens as individuals on the waitlist receive their vaccines. When this occurs, a notification will be posted on the COVID-19 vaccine webpage on the City of Seguin’s website, as well as on the City of Seguin Government Facebook page.

Vaccine Brand and Scheduling:
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that the Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines are not interchangeable with each other. Vaccines will be scheduled in the order of the number assigned to the person on the waiting list based on vaccine availability. As more vaccines become available through allocations from the State, we will continue to assign appointment times by order of the waitlist without regard to vaccine manufacturer. If you miss an appointment you will have to sign back up on the wait list.

Be Prepared:
Persons arriving to the Coliseum for their vaccine will need to bring their State issued photo identification. Participants must wear a face mask, be screened, and practice social distancing. Please bring your immunization card if you are receiving your second Moderna dose. Please Note: Appointments cannot be transferred to other family members.

Cancelling Appointments:
To cancel an appointment or have questions about second dose appointment reschedules, call 830- 303-8856 or email COVID19@co.guadalupe.tx.

Watch the following video on how to sign-up for the COVID-19 vaccine waitlist:



Watch Video on How to Accept the Invite and Make Your Appointment:



VACCINE FORMS
If you have an appointment for a vaccine clinic, please click below, print, and fill out the following forms and bring them with you to your appointment:

COVID-19 Vaccination Consent Form 

Texas Immunization Registry Form

Scroll down to see answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about our Vaccine Clinics.

Who's receiving the vaccine now?

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Individuals who meet requirements provided by the state’s Phase 1A and Phase 1B definitions are currently eligible to receive the vaccine. 

Phase 1A:

  • Front-line hospital workers
  • Long-term care staff, including custodial and food service staff
  • Emergency response personnel
  • Home health workers
  • Residents of long-term care facilities

Phase 1B:

  • People 65 years of age and older
  • People 16 years of age and older (18 years or older with Moderna) with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, such as but not limited to:
  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
  • Solid organ transplantation
  • Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Phase 1C:

  • People 50 to 64 years of age
School and Licensed Child Care Personnel:

With the federal directive, the following education and child care personnel are now eligible to be vaccinated in Texas:

  • Those who work in pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools;
  • Head Start and Early Head Start programs (including teachers, staff, and bus drivers); and
  • Those who work as or for licensed child care providers, including center-based and family care providers.

Additional information for educators and school staff is available in the Texas Education Agency (TEA) K-12 COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ.

Limited Availability
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 30,000 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. 

Texas continues to receive doses of the Pfizer, Moderna and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, and is distributing statewide to hospitals, pharmacies, local health departments, freestanding ERs, and other clinics.

Spring 2021 is the best estimate of when vaccine will be available for the general public, but that may change. It depends on vaccine production and how quickly other vaccines become available. 

Important to Know - Two Doses
Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines both require two doses. It’s best if you get your second dose from the same brand as your first dose. For example, if you got a Moderna first dose, it’s best to get Moderna for your second dose.  The timing between your first and second dose depends on which vaccine you received:   

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  • Moderna: 4 to 6 weeks after your first dose                 
  • Pfizer: 3 to 6 weeks after your first dose




Side Effects & Allergic Reactions
Mild side effects are normal signs your body is building protection, and they usually go away after a few days. The chance of a severe reaction is less than 0.5%. To be safe, your provider will have you wait on-site for 15-30 minutes after your shot.

V-safe: Register with CDC's V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker on your smartphone to report any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. You’ll also get reminders for your second vaccine dose.

COVID-19 Vaccine Stats for Guadalupe County (Including Seguin)
Guadalupe County has been allocated 39,775 doses of  the COVID-19 Vaccine. NOTE: Week ten doses are not accounted in these doses.

To date:
Guadalupe County has administered 32,276 doses of the vaccine
Number of people vaccinated with at least one dose: 20,617
Number of people fully vaccinated: 11,666 

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic FAQs
Find answers to frequently asked questions about our COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics:

Q. Is there a cost for the COVID-19 vaccine?
No.

Q. Where can I sign up for the vaccine?
When clinics are announced, a link will be provided on this page and on our social media pages where you can sign up for the waitlist method to set an appointment.  

Q. Will I need an appointment?
Yes. You will need to make an appointment. Appointments are available based on the quantity of vaccines received. Walk-ins will not be accepted.  

Q. Do I have to be a Seguin resident to get a vaccine at the Seguin clinic?
No.

Q. What do I need to bring with me to my appointment?
You need to bring an ID and wear a face mask. You can fill out paperwork and bring it with you, or you can fill it out onsite at the clinic.

Q. I thought I registered but did not receive a confirmation email.
If you did not receive a confirmation email, you have not been registered for an appointment. Make sure you check your junk folder for your confirmation email.  

Q. Do I need to get the vaccine in the county I live in?
No.

Q. If I have an appointment, where do I go?
Vaccine Clinics are held at the Seguin Coliseum located at 950 S. Austin Street in Seguin, Texas.  

Q. What proof do I need show my eligibility for my phase?
No proof is required. We are relying on the honor system and hoping people will be respectful of the process.

Q. I have a chronic health condition that is not listed, am I still qualified for Phase 1b?
The state leaves the door open by saying that the list provided is not comprehensive. If you have questions about whether you should take the vaccine, ask your primary care doctor.

Q. What if I am not in Phase 1a or Phase 1b, when can I receive my vaccine?
It will take a while to finish vaccinating all of Phase 1 a and Phase 1b. We are not certain when the vaccine will become available for all others. At this time though we anticipate it will be late spring or early summer.

Q. How are homebound people supposed to get the vaccine?
Our suggestion would be to contact your healthcare provider for guidance on the vaccine.

Q. Where can I get the vaccine if appointments for the clinic are full?
If the City’s appointments are filled, visit the DSHS Vaccination Provider website to find other vaccine opportunities. 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.

Q. Should we go somewhere else to try to get the vaccine or wait until the city gets it?
Yes. If you are unable to get an appointment at a city vaccination clinic, we encourage you to continue to seek out other opportunities to get vaccinated.

Q. I share an email address with my spouse, can we both register with the same email address?
You will need a unique email address for each registration.

Q. How will I schedule my second dose?
You will schedule your second dose during your appointment for your first dose.

Q. Can I give my appointment to a family member?
No, the registration is not transferrable.  

Q. What if I need to reschedule or cancel my appointment?
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate a reschedule. If you can not make it to your appointment it will be given to someone on the waiting list.

Q. How long will it take once I arrive?
The estimated time from start to finish is about 30-40 minutes, but it can vary based on many factors. After receiving a dose, you will need to be observed for at least 15 minutes to ensure you don’t have a reaction to the vaccine.

Q. Can I come earlier than my appointment time?
Due to social distancing requirements, please arrive at your scheduled appointment time. This helps us limit the number of people inside at any given time to only those who need to be there. If you arrive early, you will need to wait in your car until your appointment time.

Q. Who can come with me to my appointment?
Unless you require assistance of any kind, we ask that you come to your appointment alone. This will help us keep the number of people in the building to a minimum.

Q. Are children (who are not being vaccinated) allowed into the clinics?
Children are not allowed into vaccine clinic sites unless they are 18+ and have an appointment to receive a vaccine due to having one of the chronic conditions listed on the DSHS website for 1B.

Does the City/County offer transportation to vaccine clinics?
We do not have any transportation options for vaccine clinics.

Q. Will anyone at the clinic speak Spanish?
Yes, there will be Spanish speakers available on site.

Q. What should I wear on the day of my appointment?
Short-sleeve shirts are best since the injections will be in your arm; please bring a sweater or jacket as rooms may be cool while you are waiting.

Q. Who is doing the vaccine injections?
Vaccines will be administered by either an RN, LVN or higher certified medical provider OR a Paramedic or higher certified First Responder.

Q. Should I continue with the safety protocols after I’m vaccinated?
Yes, the Centers for Disease Control recommends wearing masks, washing your hands and staying away from large gatherings even after receiving the vaccine.

Can I volunteer to help the with vaccine distribution?
We always welcome the opportunity for volunteers to join our efforts. Please email COVID19@co.guadalupe.tx.us to sign up to volunteer for future clinics.

Q. Do volunteers get vaccinated?
There may be an opportunity to receive the vaccine if supplies are available.

Q: Are COVID-19 vaccines safe?
All the COVID-19 vaccines being used have gone through rigorous studies to ensure they are as safe as possible. Systems that allow CDC to watch for safety issues are in place across the entire country.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Emergency Use Authorizations for COVID-19 vaccines that have been shown to meet rigorous safety criteria and be effective as determined by data from the manufacturers and findings from large clinical trials. Watch a video describing the emergency use authorization. Clinical trials for all vaccines must first show they meet rigorous criteria for safety and effectiveness before any vaccine, including COVID-19 vaccines, can be authorized or approved for use. The known and potential benefits of a COVID-19 vaccine must outweigh the known and potential risks of the vaccine. Learn more about how federal partners are ensuring the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in the United States.

** After taking the COVID-19 Vaccine, please sign-up for VSafe ** 
V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Through v-safe, you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on your answers, someone from CDC may call to check on you. And v-safe will remind you to get your second COVID-19 vaccine dose if you need one. Your participation in CDC’s v-safe makes a difference — it helps keep COVID-19 vaccines safe. 

Sign up with your smartphone’s browser at the following link: https://vsafe.cdc.gov/

Q. When are we getting more vaccines in our area?
At this time, we do not know when we will receive more vaccines. We will keep everyone updated by sharing all updates on social media and on SeguinTexas.gov

Please email COVID19@co.guadalupe.tx.us for more information or call 830-303-9701.

Vaccine Provider List
If you are in Phase 1A or 1B, please visit the Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Locations map to see if and where you might be able to get a vaccine. Ability to get a vaccine will depend on vaccine availability at your provider’s office, clinic, or facility. Each week, the state releases the list of all providers in Texas receiving vaccine. Providers are setting priorities for vaccinations based on the state’s guidelines. Please call ahead to your provider or check the provider’s website for availability. Many providers give vaccine availability information on their websites and are also in the process of implementing registration systems.

You can find vaccines in our area at the following link: https://vaccinefinder.org/search/

Vaccine Hubs
Vaccine hubs aim to provide more vaccines quicker and easier. Texas vaccine supply is limited (but more arrives each week) and it will take time to vaccinate all.

If you are in Phase 1A, 1B or 1C and eligible to receive the vaccine, please see the Complete list of Hub providers in Texas to find a hub near you and learn how to register.

Check for appointment availability through the hub’s registration website or by calling if a website isn’t available

Have Questions? Visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions page.
For all Texas COVID-19 vaccine information, go to dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/immunize/vaccine.aspx

Email COVID19@co.guadalupe.tx.us for questions or local information regarding vaccines.

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