This vaccine signup is for high-risk individuals who need to schedule a FIRST dose of the COVID-19 vaccine only. We have a limited number of doses and it is first come, first served by appointment only. You MUST have an appointment, no walk-ins will be accepted.
Please bring the following to your appointment:
- Photo ID
- Completed forms attached below
To be considered high-risk you must meet the following criteria:
- Age 18 and older AND have at least one chronic medical condition that puts you at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, such as but not limited to:
- Chronic kidney disease
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
- Solid organ transplantation
- Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved emergency use authorization (EUA) that allows the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to be distributed in the U.S. The vaccines are a series of two injections, Pfizer’s to be given 17-21 days apart and Moderna’s to be given 28 days apart.
There are a few instances in which you should consult with your physician before determining to take the vaccine:
- If you have a history of severe allergic reaction, i.e.: anaphylaxis.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should first consult with your physician.
- If you are immunocompromised, you should first consult with your physician.
- If you recently had an exposure to COVID-19, you should wait until the quarantine period ends.
- If currently positive for COVID-19, you should defer vaccine until recovered.
What to expect at your appointment:
Your appointment should take approximately 30 minutes. Here’s what to expect during your appointment. You MUST have an appointment, no walk-ins will be accepted.
- Arrive at JB Wells Expo (2301 CR 197, Gonzales, TX 78629)
- Please have the forms listed below filled out and bring your photo ID.
- Follow signs to vaccine registration.
- Once screened, you will be proved with COVID-19 vaccine education.
- You will register and then receive the vaccine.
- After vaccination, you will be monitored for 15 minutes or 30 minutes if you have a history of severe allergic reaction.
- After 15 minutes you will be released and provided information in case of a reaction.
- Your will return 28 days later for the 2nd dose vaccine at the same time as your 1st dose appointment.
For up-to-date FAQs please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html
Reminder: Anyone who receives a vaccine still must practice COVID-19 safety protocols, including wearing a mask, social distancing, washing your hands frequently and avoiding large gatherings. Do not be lulled into a false sense of security because you received a vaccine. It takes time for the body to build immunity, and it will take even longer for the global population to achieve herd immunity. Until such time, everyone — including those who were vaccinated and those who have recovered from COVID — must continue practicing safety protocols.
Second dose: Do not sign up here for a second dose. You should arrive for your second dose that is listed on the vaccine card you received at the same appointment time as your first. Please bring your vaccination record card to your 2nd dose appointment for proof of vaccination. If you have questions please contact the Gonzales County Emergency Management Office at (830) 672-6209.