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COVID-19 Vaccinations: Austin Public Health asks residents not in vaccine phases 1A or 1B who have health insurance to see if their medical providers can administer them a vaccine rather than signing up through APH’s vaccine registration portal, which should be reserved for residents in priority categories and those without health insurance. For a TX Dept. of State Health Services map of business vaccine providers, email covid19@koop.org or call 512-710-5353.

24/7 Counseling: The City of Austin announced its 24/7 COVID-19 Health and Wellness Support Line for Austin Residents. Call 1-888-855-7483 for free, confidential short-term counseling and support available to Austin workers and families whose mental health has been impacted by the pandemic.

Get Free Food: The Central Texas Food Bank (CTFB) is hosting community-wide food distribution events next week. You can get free groceries for your household there until supplies run out. Try to arrive early, because they don’t have guaranteed groceries if food runs out before 12pm. • Thurs., 1/21, 9am–12pm @ Travis Co. Expo Center (7311 Decker Ln. in 78724); • Sat., 1/23, 9am–12pm @ Del Valle High School (5201 Ross Rd. in 78617. Call the CTFB distribution programs hotline for schedule updates: (512) 684-2559.

If you have a question for KOOP about COVID-19, leave a message for us at 512-710-5353 or covid19@koop.org. We will respond to questions and share other community updates weekly on Reflections of Community Outreach or the In Touch Interviews show.

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