A vaccine center is opening at Bosque River Center. Here’s what you need to know.


By SARA VANDEN BERGE


A Covid-19 vaccination center is opening in Stephenville this week and there is still some confusion on how residents can sign up to receive the vaccine.


I spoke to city officials to get answers to your most frequently asked questions.


WHERE AND WHEN? The Erath County Vaccination Center will be open on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 28-29, in the former JCPenney location in the Bosque River Center.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO GET THE VACCINE THIS WEEK? Recipients will be Erath County residents listed in groups 1A and 1B as published by Texas DSHS and who have registered with Tarrant County. Priority will be given to those registered according to date of registration and group. Registrants will be contacted by a county official for their appointment date and time.


ARE WALK-INS WELCOME? No. Vaccinations are by appointment only.


WHAT VACCINE WILL BE AVAILABLE? The Texas Department of State Health Services is sending approximately 300 doses of the Moderna vaccine to Erath County for the initial round of vaccinations.


IS A BOOSTER REQUIRED? Yes. The Moderna vaccine will require a second shot.


WILL THERE BE ANOTHER CLINIC IN STEPHENVILLE? The short answer to that is yes, but officials can’t announce when that will happen until they learn when Erath County will receive its next supply of vaccines.


HOW CAN I REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE VACCINE LOCALLY? Software in being obtained that will allow residents to schedule appointments locally.


But for now, Erath County residents can continue to get their names on the waiting list by clicking here.