TEXARKANA — The Bowie County emergency operations center reported Wednesday the county has been allocated 4,425 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The county will be receiving 1,500 doses of the Moderna vaccine and 2,925 doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
The emergency operations center says 1,160 people have been vaccinated in the county according to the Texas State Department of Health’s website.
There are 29 facilities in the county registered to receive supplies of the vaccination, either to vaccinate their employees or the public. Only four of those facilities have received shipments, as determined by the state’s department of health.
The state is currently in Phase 1B of the vaccination plan, which makes vaccinations available to individuals 65 years old or older. Individuals 16 or older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19. The vaccines are limited, the emergency operations center says, and asks individuals to be patient if a provider nearby does not have the vaccines available.
The following facilities have and/or are vaccinating:
- CHRISTUS St. Trinity Clinic is currently taking appointments
- Vaccine appointments can be made by visiting www.christushealth.org and clicking on the yellow chat icon on the homepage to connect you with Christy, our virtual assistant. Patients will be prompted to answer a few screening questions prior to choosing a location nearest them and scheduling an appointment.
- Super1 Pharmacy has exhausted their vaccination supply, and will update information for the public information at (903) 832-2258
- Brookshires in New Boston Pharmacy has exhausted their vaccination supply, and will update information for the public at (903) 628-7459
CVS and Walgreens are part of the Federal Program to distribute vaccines to long-term care facilities. Those facilities are in the process of receiving their vaccinations for residents and staff currently.
All information regarding vaccines can be found at https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/immunize/vaccine.aspx#fourthings