TEXARKANA, Texas — According to Texas Department of State Health Services, Bowie County has been allocated 6,200 doses of COVID-19 vaccinations as of Jan. 13: 1,700 doses of Moderna and 4,500 doses of Pfizer.
To date, 1,708 people have been vaccinated in Bowie County according to the Texas DSHS website with at least one dose, and 123 people in Bowie County have been fully vaccinated with two doses, according to a statement issued Wednesday afternoon by Bowie County Judge Bobby Howell and Texarkana, Texas, Mayor Bob Bruggeman.
(Please note there is a lag in this reporting.)
There are 29 facilities in Bowie County registered to receive supplies of the vaccination, either to vaccinate their employees or the public. To date, nine of those facilities have received shipments, as determined by Texas DSHS.
Texas is currently in Phase 1B of the vaccination plan, which makes vaccinations available to individuals to people 65 and older, or 16 and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccines are in limited supply. The mayor and judge asks citizens to be patient during this phase of the roll out.
The following facilities have and/or are vaccinating:
Texarkana Bowie County Family Health Center is keeping a list of persons interested in receiving the vaccine when it becomes available to the public in Bowie County. Call (903) 255-5566 to find more information.
CHRISTUS St. Michael Trinity Clinic is no longer taking appointments
Super1 Pharmacy has exhausted its vaccination supply. For latest status call 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.
(More information regarding vaccines can be found online at dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/immunize/vaccine.aspx#fourthings. Information in this article, while verified at the time of release, is subject to change. Each of these providers has their own processes for vaccination, so please call the facility directly to receive information.)
— Joint Operations Center Bowie County/City of Texarkana, Texas