The state of Texas will receive 332,750 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the federal government next week, but Montague County is not on the list for allocations.
Nocona General Hospital has been the recipient of vaccines in the county as the roll-out was launched. The most recent allocation was 975, and the hospital initiated a pair of vaccine clinics that were quickly filled. They were conducted on Jan. 22 and Jan. 26.
Lance Meekins, administrator at Nocona General, said last Friday’s first vaccine clinic went as smoothly as could be hoped for thanks in large part to community volunteers. The second shot clinic was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
“There was tremendous help from volunteers in the community who did the scheduling which helped keep it running. The staff also stepped up. We have to close the clinic to provide the staff, we also have some hospital employees helping,” said Meekins.
Read more on this story in the mid-week Bowie News.