Medina County case count way down after rough October with 19 deaths

Some good news to report, Medina County’s active COVID-19 case count for 11/8 is 28, a significant drop from last Monday’s 84 active cases. Cases have not been this low since early July. We have lost another resident to COVID-19 and our first reported death for November. In October, COVID-19 deaths reached 19, many of us knowing someone we have lost personally or know families and friends affected. COVID-19 vaccine is available and can prevent severe illness and death. You can get vaccinated at most pharmacies, the Health Unit, or check with your local provider. CDC now recommends that children between the ages of 5 and 11 years receive the Pfizer-BioNech pediatric COVID-19 vaccine. Parents and caregivers, check with your pediatrician’s office for availability of doses or register at the Health Unit. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic.
Vaccine Hours: At Medina County Health Unit, walk-In hours for all other vaccines: Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 11:30 am & 1:30 pm-5:30 pm.
(Crawford Pharmacy in Devine also offers walk-in Covid-19 vaccines any day during business hours.)
Some facts about COVID-19:
• You can get COVID-19 and other vaccines, including the flu vaccine at the same time.
• You can not get COVID-19 from getting vaccinated.
• There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines cause fertility problems.
• Children aged 5-11 receive an age-appropriate dose that is one-third of the adult doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
The Health Unit has online registration available at for Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna vaccines. This is the best way to sign up. If you don’t have access to do this, call us and we will get you signed up. We offer vaccines through our Hondo location and we will also be offering vaccines on Thursdays in Devine and Castroville at the county WIC offices. Check for available slots and locations at the site or call us at the Health Unit. This Thursday, however, is Veteran’s Day and we will be closed.
VACCINE DATA UPDATE (estimated) since 11/1/2021
People that are fully vaccinated age 5 and older:
Medina County 52.44% down from 57.55% (this number has changed due to age 5 and older being added)
Texas 57.72% down from 64.24% (changes adjusted as above)
Additional Medina County data:
Number of people that are fully vaccinated: 25,543
Number of people who have received an additional or booster dose: 3,435
CASE DATA UPDATE (estimated) since 11/1/2021
Confirmed Cases: 4,808
Probable Cases: 2123
Fatalities: 166 up from 165
Active Cases: 28 down from 84
Recovered: 6,759
By Trish Mechler
Medina County Health Unit

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