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Abilene's Mayor Williams encourages residents to take COVID-19 precautions

Hendrick Health System COVID-19 Community Safety Level has been increased to Level 4: Severe.
Credit: KHOU

ABILENE, Texas — As the Hendrick Health System COVID-19 Community Safety Level is increased to Level 4: Severe, the Abilene Taylor County Public Health District and City of Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams are encouraging area residents to take Centers for Disease Control recommended precautions in safeguarding themselves against COVID-19, including vaccination against the virus.

The Abilene Taylor County Public Health District (ATCPHD) continues to offer COVID-19 vaccination at no charge to the public. According to a City of Abilene press release, anyone can make an appointment for vaccination and booster doses by visiting abilenetx.gov/vaccineschedule, or by calling the ATCPHD at 325.692.5600.

“This really is an opportune time for us all to review our COVID-19 vaccination status, and either vaccinate for the first time, or make sure we’re up-to-date on our boosters,” said Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams. “While Hendrick works to alert us to an increase in COVID-19  infections and hospitalizations, let’s also remember our kids are about to return to school. Vaccination and taking the safety precautions appropriate for your family will help keep our entire community as healthy as possible this fall,” said Williams.

For the latest information on COVID-19 vaccination from the Centers for Disease Control, including vaccination and booster guidelines, click here or go to www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines.

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