BELL COUNTY, TX — Bell County officials announced COVID-19 vaccination centers that will open this week.
The vaccination centers are opening after Bell County was announced among 28 statewide COVID-19 vaccination hubs by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
The Bell County Public Health District received 3,900 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
The two vaccine centers will be open in Killeen and Temple at 9 am Wednesday and will operate by appointment only.
Walk-ins will not be accepted, and the centers will currently only serve priority groups that are eligible per the state plan.
The locations for the vaccine centers are: Killeen Community Center in Killeen and Sammons Community Center in Temple.
Bell County Public Health will have an appointment registration link on their website, however, the link is not available currently.
"Those who are already on our waitlist will be given the opportunity to schedule first if they are in the appropriate priority groups per the State plan," the website says.
Dr. Amanda Chadwell, Director of the Bell County Public Health District, said the link will go live once the waitlisted individuals are given the opportunity to schedule an appointment.
Judge Blackburn anticipates that the link will be open Thursday morning HERE.
There are more resources available on the Bell County Public Health website.
It will be a first-come, first-serve basis, according to Judge Blackburn.
Judge David Blackburn says their goal is to vaccinate 560 individuals a day.
There is also a vaccination center hotline that is now open to answer any questions at 254-933-5203.
More vaccination centers may be open in the future, according to Judge Blackburn.