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Comanche County waits for its next shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine

Comanche County did not receive any doses this week from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Credit: Liv Johnson

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The Texas Department of State Health Services distributes doses of the COVID-19 vaccine each week to different hospital systems, clinics, pharmacies and health departments in the state. This week - which is week number four of distribution - Comanche County Medical Center sent out a press release saying they did not receive any doses this week, and right now, all of the doses from previous weeks have been distributed.

"We don't have anything right now. We're not on the list to get more. We did those all in two days. We're hopeful we'll be on the list next week or the week after," said Lisa Lane, the health system project manager at Comanche County Medical Center. 

Comanche County received 400 doses overall: 100 doses went to Brookshire's pharmacy and 300 doses were allotted to the medical center. There were additional doses sent to multiple nursing homes in the county as well, which were not included in the 400 doses. 

"We got 30 vials, they were overfilled, so we got 324 vaccines out of it, which we gave to healthcare workers. We did a few that were over 65 and in the 1-B category," Lane said.

According to Lane, when the county receives more doses of the vaccine, they will focus on administering it to those in group 1-A and 1-B. The county will make an announcement when they receive more doses.