GALVESTON, Texas – Galveston County began registering residents Wednesday morning for vaccinations beginning Thursday.
Starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, residents could register through the county’s health department at 409-547-4015.
“It’s (the vaccine) for everybody. You are as safe as your neighbor,” said Galveston Resident Tarris Woods.
Woods is a community activist, a former Galveston City council member and qualifies for the COVID-19 vaccine.
He hopes to register in Galveston County Wednesday to get it.
“I think it’s important for everybody to get the vaccination and then always stand and support science,” said Woods.
Galveston County received 400 doses this week.
Officials opened appointments to those who are 65 years and older.
Woods said he hopes everyone, especially those in the Black community, get vaccinated.
“They’re simply afraid, fear is a great emotion, but we have to overcome that fear because it’s your health if you want to live,” said Woods.
The state was also offering free COVID-19 testing at Fire Station 1 on 26th Street in Galveston from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.
For more information on vaccinations and forms, visit www.gchd.org/covidvaccine.