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Williamson County has taken over the county's COVID-19 vaccine waitlist over other healthcare providers, making a centralized way to sign up for a shot.


The waitlist, which has seen over 100,000 people sign up since its creation, has moved over from Family Hospital Systems, the county's designated vaccine hub, to Wilco.org as of noon Feb. 8. Williamson County residents only need to get on this one waitlist to get in line for the vaccine.

Those who were already on the waitlist through Family Hospital Systems have since been transferred to the Williamson County database.

The waitlist comes alongside the Williamson County hotline, the county's call center which gives information about the COVID-19 vaccine. Residents can call 512-943-1600 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday for help with signing up to the waitlist.

Those who sign up for the waitlist must still fall into 1A and 1B requirements. Anyone 65 years or older or 16-65 with a preexisting condition that puts them at risk of more severe symptoms of COVID-19 may qualify, as well as first responders.

This week, the county should see 8,000 more Moderna vaccine doses shipped to Family Health Services. In three weeks, the county has administered over 22,000 vaccines.

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Sample some spirits
When: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Where: Desert Door, 211 Darden Hill Rd. Driftwood
What: Attend Desert Door Distillery’s first Explorer Series of 2022. Guests will be able to sample Caliber on its own or in a delicious cocktail.

Eat some chili
When: 12 p.m. Saturday
Where: Sagebrush, 5500 S. Congress Ave.
What: Enjoy great chili and great music at the 14th Annual Chili Cold Blood Chili Cook-Off. All proceeds will be donated to Health Alliance for Austin Musicians in memory of Nick Curran.

Enjoy some local art
When: 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Neill-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel St.
What: The Neil-Cochran House Museum will host a multi-media art exhibition by Austin artist Nell Gottlieb, titled “Land as Persona: An Artist’s Journey.” Gottlieb works in multiple media to reexamine her coming of age, white and female in the Jim Crow South.

Catch some improv comedy
When: 7 p.m. Sunday
Where: GameOn! ATX, 1515 Dungan Ln.
What: ColdTowne ThrowDowne is an improv comedy tournament between troupes that will take place in front of a live studio audience and streamed live to the world on Twitch.

Catch a Johnny Cash-style show
When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Georgetown Palace Theatre, 810 S. Austin Ave.
What: Experience music history with a unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and the healing power of home and family set to the tune of the legendary Johnny Cash.