News and Updates from NET Health

Updated COVID-19 Boosters


The Moderna bivalent booster is available for ages 18 and older, and the Pfizer bivalent booster is available for ages 12 and older.

The original vaccines are still used for primary vaccine doses, but the bivalent booster is available for anyone two months after receiving their final primary dose or their most recent booster dose.

In early September 2022, the updated COVID-19 booster doses were distributed by the CDC to increase community protection again the most recent strains of COVID-19.

All COVID vaccinations are free. No appointment is necessary.

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7-Day Rolling Rate of Community Spread of COVID-19

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The NET Health 7-Day Rolling Rate calculates the average number of all COVID-positive cases from the previous seven days.  That answer is then divided by the population of the county, then multiplied by 100,000, and that final number is the 7-Day Rolling Rate.

Each week, the 7-Day Rolling Rates for each county will be updated on this page and within the 'Educate Your Communities' page of NETHealthCOVID19.org

This infographic should not be used as the only base of information for businesses, neighborhoods, school districts, worksites, or cities to consider future decisions. 

It is a resource for everyone to use but other sources of information still need to be referenced for your local decision making processes.

Vaccinations Available at Our NET Health Immunizations Clinic


Vaccines are available for kids of all ages to stay up-to-date on scheduled vaccines, so that parents can plan ahead to decide when to bring their K-12th grade children, and so that graduating seniors can obtain their meningitis vaccines before going to college.

Located at 815 North Broadway Avenue in Tyler, the NET Health Immunizations Clinic performs temperature checks of all our employees and all customers, to make sure everyone practices safe social distancing guidelines. Parents are strongly urged to please call us first to verify the status of your health insurance coverage.  

When a family arrives, please call our main phone number before coming to our front entrance, so we can greet you and perform our safety check at the front entrance.

The NET Health Immunizations Clinic is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  On Wednesdays, we close at 6:00pm.  

Contact us at (903) 510 - 5604, or you can email us at "[email protected]".

Co-Recipients of the 2022 "Doc" Ballard Award

The Northeast Texas Public Health District (NET Health) is pleased to announce the co-recipients of the 2022 W. T. “Doc” Ballard Award for Excellence in Public Health, Meteorologist Mark Scirto, Smith County Fire Marshal Jay Brooks, and Tyler Fire Chief David Coble.

Mark Scirto is the Chief Meteorologist for KLTV 7. Mark graduated in 1982 from the University of St. Thomas in Houston with a degree in Meteorology and joined KLTV in January 1987.  Mark remained as the original Daybreak Meteorologist for four years before moving to KPLC-TV Channel 7 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he worked as Chief Meteorologist for three years. In 1994, he re-joined KLTV and has been nominated for a Dallas Press Club Katie Award, an honor no other meteorologist in our area has ever received. Mark has held the Seals of Approval from the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society since 1989. 

Jay Brooks was appointed as the Smith County Fire Marshal in 2014 and then again in 2019. He also serves as the Smith County Emergency Management Coordinator and chairman of the Local Emergency Management Committee.  In 1998, Marshal Brooks served Smith County as a volunteer recovery diver and firefighter/EMT-B. He became a peace officer and joined the Smith County Fire Marshal's Office in 2008 as a volunteer deputy and is a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and a Certified Vehicle Fire Investigator by the National Association of Fire Investigators. 

Chief David Coble started career in 1984 with the Fort Worth Fire Department reaching the rank of Executive Assistant Fire Chief. He served as interim Fort Worth Fire Chief before retiring in 2016, then being selected for the position of Tyler Fire Chief on September 28, 2016.  In addition to his fire service duties, Chief Coble serves the community through Leadership Tyler, the Salvation Army, the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, and as the City of Tyler’s Liaison to Veteran Groups in Smith County. 

Click here to read the full media release and to view photos from the 2022 "Doc" Ballard Award Ceremony.

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