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Area entities to receive first doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Palo Pinto, Jack, Throckmorton counties to get doses

The Texas Department of State Health Services tasked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ship COVID-19 vaccines to more than 350 providers in 94 Texas counties during the third week of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. While Young County will not be receiving vaccine during this allotment, adjoining counties will be receiving their first doses.

The CDC is set to deliver 175,100 doses of the vaccine manufactured by Moderna and 81,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine statewide to providers during the third week of distribution. An additional 121,875 doses of the Pfizer vaccine will go to the federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program which had vaccinations start Monday, Dec. 28, under the program.

The program is a CDC partnership with CVS, Walgreens and Managed Health Care Associates, Inc., to offer on-site COVID-19 vaccination services for residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities, according to the CDC. The CDC stated in the first week under the program the organization will serve staff and residents at more than 300 long-term-care facilities.

Palo Pinto County Hospital District, in Palo Pinto County, is set to receive 500 Moderna vaccine doses during the third week of distribution. Throckmorton Rural Health Clinic, in Throckmorton County, will be receiving 100 Moderna vaccine doses during the third week of distribution. Jack County Medical Clinic, in Jack County, will be receiving 200 Moderna vaccine doses during the third week of distribution. Archer County received their first 100 Moderna vaccine doses at Eagle Pharmacy during the second distribution cycle, but will not be receiving an allotment during the third week of distribution.

For the rest of the story, see the Jan. 2 edition of The Graham Leader.

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