COVID-19 case count at 33 in county

Medina County’s active COVID-19 case count for 11/22/21 is 33 with one additional death to report from last week. Some data to note, about half of Medina County is vaccinated for COVID-19, which still leaves many people vulnerable heading into the holiday season. Cases are not going away although they are much lower than they have been. Colder weather and being indoors doesn’t help. If you are planning to be around family and friends and you are feeling sick, stay home. It’s not worth spreading COVID or anything else. Getting vaccinated for COVID is easier and less stressful than having to get antibody treatment or being in the hospital. So, if you haven’t done so, it’s pretty easy. Get your first dose or get a booster dose.
Covid-19 boosters are now available for everyone age 18 and older. If you received Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, a booster is recommended 6 months after the initial 2 dose series. If you received Johnson and Johnson, the booster is recommended 2 months after your first dose. I have been asked if we are vaccinating children age 5 and older and yes we are. Many parents are checking with their pediatrician and then coming to the Health Unit if it is more convenient than their doctor’s office. We don’t want to leave anyone out so if you are homebound or know someone unable to drive but would like the COVID-19 vaccine, give us a call and we can make a home visit. You can register for any COVID-19 vaccine at for clinic locations at our Hondo office and the Devine WIC and Castroville WIC locations.
Also, if you haven’t gotten your flu shot, there is plenty of time to do so. Medina County Health Unit has doses of flu vaccine for uninsured adults. Call our office at 830-741-6191 if you qualify for a flu dose. We always have Texas Vaccine for Children (TVFC) including flu shots for children who qualify.
VACCINE DATA UPDATE (estimated) since 11/15/2021
People that are fully vaccinated age 5 and older:
Medina County 53.05% up from 52.71%
Texas 58.59% up from 58.20%
Additional Medina County data:
People 5 years of age and older: 48,707
People 5 years of age and older fully vaccinated: 25,840
CASE DATA UPDATE (estimated) since 11/15/2021
Confirmed Cases: 4,832
Probable Cases: 2163
Fatalities: 167 up from 166
Active Cases: 33 up from 3
Recovered: 6,814
Additional Texas COVID-19 Data:
COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Children age 5 through 11 Years Old:
By Trish Mechler
Medina County Health Unit

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