Two upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics are planned ahead of the upcoming school year.
Both Kilgore ISD and Kilgore College will offer free shots to students, staff, and in KC’s case, the community.
Kilgore College will host four COVID-19 vaccination clinics for the community, beginning Monday, July 19 at 10 a.m. in the carpeted gym of Parks Fitness Center, 701 Laird St. in Kilgore.
The clinics will offer both the Pfizer vaccine, which requires two doses 21 days apart, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which only requires one dose.
The other dates for the vaccine clinics are Monday, Aug. 9; Tuesday, Aug. 31; and Tuesday, Sept. 21. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins will also be accepted.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with the Northeast Texas Public Health District to provide services designed to foster the health and safety of the college and our community,” Kilgore College President Brenda Kays said.
Both vaccines will be offered to people over 18 years of age. Those ages 12 to 17 are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine, and they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Face coverings are required inside the vaccination clinic.
Times can be scheduled by visiting www.NETHealthCOVID19.org using the specific portal, or by calling (903) 617-6404.
Those who have received another vaccination of any kind, including flu or Shingles, or who have recently tested positive for COVID-19, need to wait at least 14 days before receiving the first (or a second) COVID-19 vaccine.
Kilgore ISD will offer a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic for KISD students 12 and older, staff members and family members ahead of the new school year.
The vaccine clinic is in partnership with the Northeast Texas Public Health District.
The clinic is set for Monday, July 26 at Kilgore Intermediate School, 2300 Whipporwill Lane, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both the Pfizer vaccine, which requires two doses 21 days apart, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which only requires one shot, will be offered. Those aged 12 to 17 are only eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine.
Appointments are encouraged, but not required. KISD is not requiring students or staff to be vaccinated for COVID before the school year, but is instead offering the clinic as a courtesy.
Visit nethealthcovid19.org to schedule an appointment or learn more.