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COVID-19

The 2019 Novel Corona virus situation is new and rapidly changing. For the most up to date information please visit the CDC web site which contains important information for travelers and health professionals. It also includes a wealth of information and is being updated as needed. There is also a resource with the Texas Department of State Health Services that may answer some questions. 

Looking for a test site? You can contact your provider or use this link to see what testing sites are available near you. 

COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION 

The vaccine we received is the  Pfizer vaccine and you can find the FDA fact sheet below. For questions about the vaccine clinics a phone bank has been established by the County. Please call 254-933-5203. The phone bank is staffed from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday. THE PHONE BANK IS CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING CALLS AS THERE ARE NO APPOINTMENTS TO BOOK. Appointments may open as people cancel so you can keep an eye on that. Those seeking confirmations should be receiving emails from Bell County here very shortly.  

If you want to complete the packet prior to your appointment you can download a vaccination packet here

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE VACCINE IS CURRENTLY LIMITED TO TIER 1 & 2 AND THOSE WITH HEALTH CONDITIONS OR OVER THE AGE OF 65. ONLY THOSE FITTING APPROPRIATE CRITERIA SHOULD REGISTER AT THIS TIME. 

Appointment availability is based on vaccine availability. If you do not see an available appointment keep an eye on the calendar for additional openings as more vaccine is delivered. ALL AVAILABLE APPOINTMENTS ARE CURRENTLY BOOKED. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN ABOUT A WEEK FOR ADDITIONAL AVAILABILITY AS MORE VACCINES BECOME AVAILABLE OR SLOTS OPEN DUE TO CANCELED APPOINTMENTS. Please note that these appointments are for first dose recipients. If you have received your first Pfizer dose elsewhere we encourage you to seek your second dose through your original source. 
FIRST DOSE: MAKE A VACCINE APPOINTMENT HERE (Bookings paused pending receipt of additional vaccine)
SECOND DOSE: MAKE A VACCINE APPOINTMENT HERE - COMING SOON!

For the second dose, please be aware that you should not get your second dose too early, but if you get your second dose AFTER the indicated date that does not impact efficacy of the vaccine. 

For information about the vaccines see the fact sheet for Pfizer or Moderna provided by the FDA. 

Pfizer: https://www.fda.gov/media/144414/download 
Moderna: https://www.fda.gov/media/144638/download 

For information about the Vaccine Plan from DSHS go here

For questions or concerns during and outside of normal hours you may email covid@bellcountyhealth.org

A hotline for COVID-19 questions has been established by the Bell County Emergency Management 254-933-5203. Please call the hotline for questions about the County directive. 

Cases for Fort Hood soldiers that live on post are not counted here as they are not investigated by Bell County. They may appear as Bell County cases on the Texas DSHS dashboard. 

If you would like a sign to post for your business to remind everyone about mask requirements you can use this one

Dashboard

Note: We update the dashboard each weekday no later than 3PM, but it does take Power BI about 45-50 minutes to fully refresh. The dashboard updates a piece at a time so if you check the dashboard between 3pm and 4pm please be aware that all parts of the dashboard may not have finished updating. 

Recoveries are those who have recovered per the CDC criteria. We are recommending that all individuals even if cleared on the basis of this criteria confer with their physician for further advice and for a doctor's note as needed for work purposes. 

Note: Any cases that may present in our smaller municipalities or in County areas will be identified as Bell County cases.

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Frequently asked Questions and Answers
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BCPHD COVID-19 School Guide
COVID-19 Holiday Guidance

MENTAL HEALTH MINUTE
Our partners at Central County Services have developed a series on mental health and coping with the mental health challenges associated with COVID-19. See more information here and on their Facebook page

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