Coronavirus

TESTING REQUEST INCREASE as of Dec. 30, 2021

Burleson Public Health/Burleson Fire Department is experiencing a very high number of requests for COVID-19 testing at the city's drive-through site. Through a personal telephone call, Burleson Public Health continues scheduling drive-through appointment times for the public as they become available. Staff does this, so patients do not have to wait in long lines at the testing site. However, please understand appointment delays will likely be due to this vast number of testing requests.

If you feel you have COVID-19 symptoms, staying home isolated from other family members is still important until you can be tested. Burleson Public Health will continue to work with our community to get through this most recent substantial variant surge in COVID-19 cases.

  1. Vaccine Information
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  3. COVID-19 Cases in Burleson

Effective December 13, 2021

Burleson Public Health will be offering all COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson)
Thursdays: 3:30 - 6 p.m.
120 SE Dian Street, Burleson

Anyone 12 years old and older (Pfizer) or 18 and older (Moderna or Johnson & Johnson) are eligible for their initial doses and can Sign up for a vaccine now
or call 682-312-2780 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday to make an appointment

For second and booster doses, please bring your Immunization Vaccine Card to your appointment.

Update on the COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 5 – 11 

The Pfizer vaccine is approved for children in the 5-11 year range. Burleson Public Health has taken the position of not offering the COVID-19 vaccine to this age range at the vaccine center. Public Health believes that children of this age range should ideally be vaccinated in their pediatrician’s office or the local pharmacies that will be providing the childhood COVID-19 vaccine. Many local pharmacies/medical in our community are offering the Pfizer vaccine to the 5-11-year-old age range. Burleson Cook Children’s will also be offering vaccinations. The city’s hotline staff will refer callers inquiring about the vaccine for children in the 5-11 age range to area pharmacies if the caller does not have a pediatrician. Find a COVID-19 Vaccine for children ages 5-11 near you.

COVID-19 Booster Shots

On November 19, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated  their booster recommendations for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as their booster shot; either the same vaccine previously received, or as a “mix-and-match” booster dose with any other available vaccine.

Individuals 16 years and older are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their primary series for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Individuals 18 years and older are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their primary series for Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

For individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 years and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS) and Burleson Public Health Authority recommends that people consult a healthcare provider if they have questions about their risks from COVID-19 and whether a booster dose would be beneficial for them.

 Resources:

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers 

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers

J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers 

Pregnancy, Fertility and COVID-19 Vaccines

covid vaccine and pregnancy graphicPregnancy causes changes in the body that could make it easier to get very sick from respiratory viruses. This makes people who are pregnant and recently pregnant at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people 12 and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future. If you would like to speak to someone about COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy, you can visit mothertobaby.org or contact MotherToBaby experts at 1-866-626-6847.

Get a free COVID-19 vaccine without ID or insurance, go to CovidVaccine.Texas.gov. Walk-in vaccinations are available.