This week saw vaccines doses continue to slowly increase in the Hill Country. Bay Pharmacy and Hill Country Direct Care each received 100 Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Corner Drug was awarded 200 Moderna vaccines as was Mid Coast Medical Center. These vaccines are being given at these various locations on an almost daily basis.
Though we anticipate a slight slowdown in vaccinations next week during spring break, we are anticipating a large increase in vaccinations the following week with a vaccine clinic in Kingsland being conducted by the Texas Department of Emergency Management on March 25. They will be vaccinating by appointment only. Those signed up with Llano County will be sent invitations for this clinic. Be aware that this clinic will be for individuals over age 65 only.
In addition, 800 2nd doses will be given by local providers the week of March 25, and it is anticipated we will be chosen as a site for a mass vaccination clinic in the coming weeks by the Department of State Health Services Region 7.
Please spread the news that category 1C will open up for individuals 50 and over on March 15. In anticipation, we have added a 1C indication to the sign up link. We encourage everyone to sign up so that we have an idea of how many vaccines we will need to order.
We have a special request this week that everyone be on the lookout for folks who are shut in or bed bound at home who cannot come in to get a vaccine. The Texas Department of Emergency Management will be trying to include these individuals during their clinic on March 25. These individuals should call 325-216-9642 for more information and to sign up.
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We continue to encourage individuals to also sign up with the local hubs in Burnet and Gillespie counties. Wal-Mart pharmacies in Brady, Fredericksburg, Lampasas and Marble Falls are also now vaccine providers and accepting new sign-ups.
Prayers for your safety,
Jack Franklin MD
Llano County Health Authority