DSHS distributes vaccines for ninth week to providers
The Texas Department of State Health Services tasked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ship 401,750 first doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 358 providers during the ninth week of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Aside from large vaccine hubs, additional vaccines are still being distributed to smaller providers in other parts of the state including Young County.
According to DSHS, the state has administered nearly 2.9 million doses of the vaccine, with more than 2.2 million people having received at least one dose and more than 670,000 being fully vaccinated as of last Friday. Those getting the vaccine are not required to be vaccinated in their county of residence.
Area providers which will be receiving the vaccine doses this week are Graham Regional Medical Center in Young County (200 Moderna doses), Young County Family Clinic (200 Moderna doses), Lovett-Meredith Rural Health Clinic/Olney Family Clinic in Young County (200 Moderna doses), Electra Memorial Hospital in Wichita County (300 Moderna doses), Clinics of North Texas in Wichita County (100 Moderna doses), Wichita Falls Local Health District in Wichita County (300 Moderna doses), North Central Texas Community Healthcare Center in Wichita County (300 Moderna doses) and United Regional Health Care System in Wichita County (300 Moderna doses).
For the rest of the story, see the Feb. 10 edition of The Graham Leader.