Vaccine drive-through clinics expand locally

National Guard members conducted a drive-through shot clinic in Nocona on April 2, with plans to conduct clinics Wednesday and Thursdays. (NGH photo)

Texas is scheduled to receive a record 2.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine for the week of April 5.
State officials have reported a record 360,000 new doses were administered last week.
The Texas Department of State Health Services is allocating 1,094,920 first doses to 2,011 providers in 200 counties, the largest number of doses and providers to date. DSHS is ordering 626,290 second doses for people vaccinated a few weeks ago.
An estimated 900,000 additional first and second doses are expected to be available to pharmacy locations, federally-qualified health centers and dialysis centers as allocated directly by the federal government.
This week, 200 doses come to the Faith Community Rural Health Clinic and 200 to Nocona General Hospital.
Last Friday a drive-through clinic was conducted by the Department of Emergency Management. There was no information available on how many may have received the Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine. Some 215 vaccines were given that day.
Additional drive-up shot clinics are planned by TDEM on Wednesday and Fridays from 1 to 7 p.m. starting April 7 until further notice. They will be in the parking lot in front of NGH, but this is not a hospital-sponsored event so please do not call for information.

Read the full story in the mid-week Bowie News.

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