Almost 30,000 pediatric COVID vaccines are on their way to Austin after the FDA granted emergency use authorization and the CDC recommended it for all 28 million children aged 5-11 in the U.S.
Here's where you can find pediatric vaccines in Austin:
- Austin Public Health, 15 Waller St. (5,100 doses)
- Seton Medical Center Austin, 1201 W 38th St. (5,100 doses)
- Lamar Plaza Drug Store, 1509 S. Lamar Blvd. (1,800 doses)
- Tarrytown Pharmacy, 2727 Exposition Blvd. (1,500 doses)
- Southwest Pediatric Associates, 7900 FM 1826 (1,200 doses)
- Wildflower Pediatrics, 11609 Anderson Mill Rd. (1,200 doses)
- Austin Regional Clinic-Far West, 6835 Austin Center Blvd. (900 doses)
- Austin Regional Clinic-Southwest, 1807 W Slaughter Ln. (900 doses)
- Austin Public Health Immunization Program, 15 Waller St. (900 doses)
- People's Community Clinic, 1101 Camino La Costa (600 doses)
- Austin Regional Clinic-South, 3828 S. 1st St. (600 doses)
- Grow Pediatrics And Adolescent Medicine, Pllc, 1600 W 38th St. (600 doses)
- Family Wellness Clinic Ut Austin School Of Nursing, 2901 N Interstate 35 (600 doses)
- Austin Diagnostic Clinic Travel Clinic, 12221 N Mopac Expy. (600 doses)
- Dell Childrens Medical Center Of Central Texas, 4900 Mueller Blvd. (600 doses)
- Texas Neuro Rehab Center, 1106 W Dittmar Rd. (300 doses)
- Austin Regional Clinic-Quarry Lake, 4515 Seton Center Pkwy (300 doses)
- 411 Pediatrics, 925 Westbank Dr. (300 doses)
- Austin Regional Clinic-Anderson Mill, 10401 Anderson Mill Rd. (300 doses)
- Austin Regional Clinic-Wilson Parke, 11714 Wilson Parke Ave. (300 doses)
- Schoolhouse Pediatrics, 4201 Bee Caves Rd. (300 doses)
- SOUTH AUSTIN MEDICAL CLINIC PLLC, 2555 WESTERN TRAILS BLVD. (300 doses)
- ELLIS PEDIATRICS, 12201 RENFERT WAY (300 doses)
- Bee Caves Pediatrics-Austin, 2499 S CAPITAL OF TEXAS HWY. (300 doses)
- Austin Childrens Clinic Pa, 11673 Jollyville Rd. (300 doses)
- One Medical, 3001 Palm Way (300 doses)
- Elissa Gonzalez, MD PLLC, 3503 Wild Cherry Dr. (300 doses)
- Pediatric Associates Of Austin, Pa, 1500 W 38TH ST. (300 doses)
- 38th Street Pharmacy, 711 WEST 38TH ST (300 doses)
- East Austin Medicine Shop, 1909 E 38 12 ST. (300 doses)
- Vina Pharmacy, 11207 N Lamar Blvd. (300 doses)
- Specialty Apothecary Group LLC, 2217 Park Bend Dr. (300 doses)
- Lake Hills Pharmacy, 12005 FM 2244 RD (300 doses)
- Texas Children's Specialty Care, 8611 North Mopac Expy, (300 doses)
- ARC East 7th, 2785 E. Seventh St., (300 doses)
- Communitycare South East Health And Wellness Clinic, 2901 Montopolis Dr. (300 doses)
- Shots For Tots Far South, 405 W Stassney Ln. (300 doses)
- Shots For Tots St Johns, 7500 Blessing Ave. (300 doses)
- Carousel Pediatrics Wm Cannon, 6425 S. Interstate 35 (300 doses)
- Carousel Pediatrics Ed Bluestein, 7112 Ed Bluestein Blvd. (300 doses)
- Communitycare East Austin, 211 Comal St. (300 doses)
- CommUnityCare-Rosewood Zaragosa, 2802 WEBBERVILLE RD. (300 doses)
- Central Texas Allied Health Institute, 2101 E. St. Elmo (100 doses)
Not included in this list are retail pharmacies, such as H-E-B and Walgreens, which get their own shipments; 349,200 doses will ship out to these pharmacies in Texas. To find a vaccine location nearest to you, use this tool from the CDC.
Some vaccine providers are already offering pediatric vaccine appointments, such as Tarrytown Pharmacy, ahead of the arrival of shipments. Austin Public Health has said it will set up four different vaccine locations by Nov. 8 and host a school vaccine pop-up on Nov. 15.
COVID vaccine providers were able to request pediatric vaccines, which should not be confused with the already-available 12 and older version.
This version, being identified as the orange cap bottles, one-third of the dosage of the current vaccine. The FDA reports it is 90% effective. It will also be given in two doses, 21 days apart. Side effects can include pain at the injection site, fatigue and headaches.
The Texas Department of State Health Services says the distribution of this vaccine is a big factor in reducing the virality of COVID-19 in the community.
"Vaccinating children between the ages of 5 and 11 helps to protect all Texans from COVID-19," said Dr. John Hellerstedt, DSHS commissioner.
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Despite a 2-0 deficit, there was a pot of gold for Austin FC after all as it celebrated its annual Pride Night with rainbows and a 2-2 comeback draw to FC Dallas Saturday night.
After three FC Dallas losses last season, the Dallas derby draw marks the first time Austin FC has tied against its Copa Texas rival. Austin continues to edge over FC Dallas as it sits at 3rd in the MLS West.
Here are the biggest takeaways from the match:
A somber start
Decked out in colorful hues for LBGTQ+ Pride, Verde fans started the match on a somber note as they held up banners to take a stand against gun violence before the match.
As the national anthem began, fans held up banners with the names of each child that was killed in the Uvalde school shooting and a plea to "end gun violence."
The supporters' section was also dotted with Pride flags and a "Bans off Our Bodies" banner in protest of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
FC Dallas earns a 2-0 lead
That sober tone continued onto the pitch. With midfielder Daniel Pereira's absence due to a red card, the Verde and Black lost two goals to FC Dallas by the 70th minute of play.
FC Dallas played it sneaky for the first half of the match, giving Austin FC plenty of room to hold possession as it waited to strike on a Verde error. That mentality proved dangerous for Austin as Dallas' Paul Arriola took advantage of Brad Stuver's deflection to score the first goal of the night in the 57th minute of play.
Dallas struck once more as Brandon Servant pushed past the Verde line to score the second goal of the match.
Austin FC strikes back
But energy quickly returned to Austin's favor thanks to Designated Player Sebastian Driussi, who scooted past several FC Dallas defenders alongside Moussa Djitte to snag an unlikely first goal for Austin.
A full Verde comeback
Austin's subs proved deadly as momentum returned to the home team toward the end of the match. A well-placed cross from Nick Lima—and a diving header from a fresh-legged Danny Hoesen—helped the team secure the draw with a second Verde goal in the 84th minute of play.
Hoesen, who was Austin's first starting striker last season, has now scored two goals with the team after a yearlong injury stuck him on the bench.
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Hours following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that guaranteed a constitutional right to an abortion, on Friday, about 1,000 people gathered in Republic Square with signs calling for change.
The rally, organized by the group Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights Texas, started at the federal courthouse on Republic Square on Friday at 5 p.m. before the crowd marched to the Texas Capitol. More protests are expected to ensue over the weekend.
People showed up with all types of signs like Mindy Moffa holding up, "Keep your filthy laws off my silky drawers."
Austin joined cities across the country that saw protests for a women's right to an abortion after the ruling.
According to a recent UT poll, 78% of Texas voters support abortion access in most cases.
Sabrina Talghade and Sofia Pellegrini held up signs directed at Texas laws. A Texas trigger law will ban all abortions from the moment of fertilization, starting 30 days after the ruling. When state legislators passed the trigger law last summer, it also passed laws for more protection of firearms, including the right to open carry without a permit.
Lili Enthal of Austin yells as around 1,000 Texans marched to the Texas Capitol.
From the Texas Capitol, Zoe Webb lets her voice be heard against the Supreme Court ruling.
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