Kaufman County, Texas — Kaufman County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution this week supporting local control relating to the COVID-19 pandemic safety measures and will continue to encourage all residents to get vaccinated.
The resolution states that Kaufman County fully supports all local entities, school districts, and cities within the county to make independent determinations of what is best for the people they serve, including students.
“We strongly encourage all residents to do their part and get vaccinated for COVID-19 to help protect themselves and others and to help contain the spread of this pandemic,” said County Judge Hal Richards. “We will continue to closely monitor the increase of hospitalizations as reported through state and local health professionals and will support recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control in an effort to keep our residents informed of the trends.”
According to the resolution, Kaufman County will follow the orders set forth by Governor Greg Abbott and will encourage local entities, cities, and school districts to determine their own levels of safety measures against the virus according to what is best for the people they serve.
“We do not want to go backwards,” said Judge Richards. “We have vaccinated over 35,000 Kaufman County residents and will continue to make that process as simple as possible for those who have not yet been vaccinated.”
A copy of the resolution can be seen here.
Although the Hub vaccination center location is now closed, anyone wanting their first vaccine, or those who are due for second doses may go to the Fire Department Administration Office at the Terrell Municipal Airport Terminal, located at 400 East British Flying School Boulevard on Wednesdays between 8 a.m. and noon.
Bulk vaccination opportunities for major employers, churches, or partner agencies that can be scheduled on an as-needed basis through the Terrell Fire Department.
Kaufman ISD is hosting a student vaccination clinic at the end of the month.
The Region 3 Covid Strike Team will be setting up a vaccination clinic at the Kaufman High School Cafetorium on August 31st from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Registration is required for students (aged 12 and above) to receive the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
A parent/guardian must be present for students to receive the shot. If you have more than one student that you'd like to get vaccinated, please submit one form for each student.
To register go here.