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Waco-area news briefs: Community survey seeks input on vaccination

Waco-area news briefs: Community survey seeks input on vaccination

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Survey seeks input on vaccination

The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District has created an online survey to better understand the community’s interest in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and common concerns that might affect local vaccination rates.

The survey is available at through Jan 20.

City COVID-19 information hotline

The city of Waco has activated a hotline, 750-5606, to ensure residents without access to email, social media or the internet can receive the latest updates on testing sites and vaccine availability. When vaccines are available, the hotline also will include information on how to sign up for an appointment to receive one.

Free COVID-19 testing

The Waco-McLennan County Emergency Operations Center is working with the Texas Department of Emergency Management and DOCS Health Testing to provide free COVID-19 testing to the community. Pre-registration is required online at, and a registration voucher must be presented for testing. The registration program asks for insurance information, but that question can be skipped. Neither insurance nor payment is required for a test.

The test is saliva-based, so participants should not eat, drink or brush teeth for 30 minutes before the test.

Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Friday at Waco ISD Stadium, 1401 S. New Road, drive-thru; and at the Waco Multi-Purpose Community Center, 1020 Elm Ave., walk-up.

Faith Walk Church taco lunch

Faith Walk Church will have a taco lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at 700 S. Robinson Drive, offering to-go orders only.

Cost is $10 for a lunch plate with three crunchy beef tacos, rice, beans and a drink.

Pre-orders are being taken, and the order deadline is Thursday.

For more information, call 498-5008 or 400-0524.

Submit printed or typed items to Briefly, P.O. Box 2588, Waco, 76702-2588; fax 757-0302; or email

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