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News Release – COVID19 Vaccine 01-21-2021

News Release- COVID19 Vaccine 210121

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Successful;

New Vaccination Waitlist Implemented

Due to the efforts by community leaders and elected officials, the Rockport-Fulton community was able to get 300 vaccines to test the area’s ability to successfully host a COVID-19 vaccine drive-through event in Aransas County on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

DSHS Public Health Region 11 Medical Director and staff were present to monitor how our event proceeded.  A list of individuals meeting Schedule 1A and 1B requirements were received from various non-profit organizations, physician offices and other programs as trial candidates.  The process identified a few minor logistical changes that will be made in the future, overall, the event was successful.  Event organizers hope to receive a positive response from DSHS to allow them to provide the vaccine on a regular basis within Aransas County.

In the past, community leaders have been given as little as 12 hours’ notice of a vaccine.  Note that Aransas County Medical Services, Inc., (ACMSI) is not a COVID 19 vaccine provider. ACMSI is compiling a list to assist our community and encourages citizens to continue to find vaccines wherever available.

Community leaders ask that the public remain patient as they work through this process and the state and federal governments make vaccine available.  Information will be posted as it is made available through the local government web sites, social media and the newspaper.

Residents are invited to put their name and phone number on a list to be contacted for future vaccination events, please go to to sign up.  If a resident does not have access to a computer, they should send a letter with their name and contact phone number to: Vaccination, Aransas County. 2840 Hwy 35 N. Rockport, TX 78382. Information will not be taken by phone from any entities.

This list is for priorities 1A and 1B only. This program is separate from the vaccinations being offered by local pharmacies and others. This list does not guarantee anyone the vaccine, it simply lets organizers know you need the vaccine. 

As a reminder, Aransas County residents are NOT restricted to receiving the vaccine within the County. For information on vaccination sites within Texas, please visit a site maintained by the Texas Departments of Emergency Management and State Health Services –


Free Walk in COVID-19 PCR testing


No Appointment needed

Free Walk in COVID-19 PCR testing Saturday December 19th and Sunday December 20th from 9am-4pm at the Fulton Convention Center (Paws and Taws) 402 N. Fulton Beach Rd.

Social distancing and safety precautions will be in place and masks are required. Please enter the building through the front door and you will be directed by staff.

Please park in the legal parking locations adjacent to Center. This location offers access services for people with disabilities and those with other functional needs. If you need any assistance, please alert the staff upon arrival.

For additional questions, call 512-290-3036.

Keeping you and your family safe for a healthy, holiday season.

Printable Flyer – Final COVID-19 Walk Up Testing



If you were economically impacted by COVID-19 and would like to apply for the Town of Fulton Small Business Grant, please see the eligibility requirements and fill out the application by clicking the link below.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to apply businesses must have met all of the below eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a for-profit business located within the Town of Fulton.
  • Must be a legally operating business located in a commercial or industrial space (home-based businesses are ineligible).
  • Not an essential business or business providing essential activities pursuant to any one of the local or State Order(s).
  • Must be independently owned and operated, with the principal office located within the Town of Fulton (publicly traded companies, chains and franchised businesses are ineligible).
  • Fifty (50) or fewer full-time equivalent employees (two part-time employees each working twenty hours per week equal one (1) full-time employee).
  • Must have experienced financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.


COVID-19 Small Business Grant Application: