Austin Public Health will release another batch of first dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments for Thursday on Wednesday evening. A department spokesperson estimates between 3,000 and 4,000 slots will be available.
People who have pre-registered through APH and are eligible members of groups 1A and 1B will be able to log into the system here. APH did not provide a specific time, but a spokesperson said the department will not open its queue earlier than 5:45 p.m. and will provide an update on its Facebook and Twitter pages 30 minutes in advance. Once appointments open, users will be added to a queue to schedule an appointment. Being in the queue does not guarantee an appointment.
Typically, the department releases first dose appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays. However, because staff caught up on the appointment backlog caused by the winter storm last month more quickly than expected APH has an excess of first dose appointments available Thursday.
APH asks that users awaiting a second dose appointment not schedule another first dose appointment. The department is manually scheduling second doses. If you are awaiting a second dose, you can log in to your account here and click "View Appointments and Test Results" to ensure your first dose is marked "Completed." If it isn't, you can fill out a second dose vaccine assistance form here.
If you received your first dose appointment from APH and have not received a second dose appointment within 42 days, you may walk up to any of the department's vaccine sites and present your vaccine card to receive a second dose.
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Giga Texas, the massive Tesla factory in southeast Travis County is getting even bigger.
The company filed with the city of Austin this week to expand its headquarters with a new 500,000-square-foot building. The permit application notes “GA 2 and 3 expansion,” which indicates the company will make two general assembly lines in the building.
More details about the plans for the building are unclear. The gigafactory has been focused on Model Y production since it opened in April, but the company is also aiming for Cybertruck production to kick off in mid-2023.
While there is room for expansion on the 3.3 square miles of land Tesla has, this move comes after CEO Elon Musk’s recent comments about the state of the economy and its impact on Tesla.
In a May interview with Tesla Owners Silicon Valley, Musk said the gigafactories in Berlin and Austin are “gigantic money furnaces” and said Giga Texas had manufactured only a small number of cars.
And in June, Musk sent a company wide email saying Tesla will be reducing salaried headcount by 10%, then later tweeted salaried headcount should be fairly flat.
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