COVID-19 Vaccine & Testing Update
Almost one-fourth of the patients in local hospitals are being treated for COVID-19 this week, according to health officials.
As of Tuesday, 56 people were hospitalized for COVID-19 in Brazos County, which makes up 23 percent of the patients in local hospitals, according to the Brazos County Health District. Roughly 3,330 positive cases are considered active in the county right now, officials said.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the majority of fully vaccinated individuals who die from COVID-19 are 65 and older.
To stay updated on reported COVID-19 cases in Brazos County, check this Health District site. Texas A&M also maintains a dashboard that details information about positive cases.
The health department is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 12 and older. Call 979-361-4440 to find out what vaccine brand is in stock; the FDA has confirmed that the first and second dose do not have to be the same brand of vaccine.
Free vaccines are given at the Health District, 201 N. Texas Ave., in Bryan at the following days and times: Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary.
The CDC recommends everyone ages 5 years and older get a vaccine to help protect against the virus.
Other local vaccine providers include Baylor Scott & White, HEB, Kroger, Walmart, CVS and Walgreens. Check each for appointment status.
This site shows vaccine locations throughout the country by entering in zip code to find one closest to you.
For more information on the vaccine, go to the CDC site and the Food & Drug Administration website.
Two free COVID-19 testing sites are open in Bryan and one in College Station as of Wednesday. To book an appointment, go this Curative website and type in your zip code.
The locations and times change, so check the Curative website to book an appointment.