Coronavirus vaccinations continue in east Texas

Texas is on its second wave, dubbed 1B, of COVID-19 vaccinations. This group includes people...
Texas is on its second wave, dubbed 1B, of COVID-19 vaccinations. This group includes people who are age 65 or older, or those age 16 or older who have at least one chronic medical condition, including pregnancy.(Source: Brookshire Grocery Co.)
Updated: Jan. 5, 2021 at 7:19 PM CST
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HARRISON COUNTY, Texas (KSLA) - Hundreds of thousands of people across the Lone Star State have received the first dose of the critical coronavirus vaccine, according to state data.

A total of 414,211 Texans have been vaccinated, but 944,275 doses have been shipped across Texas as of Tuesday morning.

Currently, Texas is on its second wave of vaccinations, dubbed 1B. This group includes people who are age 65 or older, or those age 16 or older who have at least one chronic medical condition, including pregnancy.

Group 1A consists of health care workers, first responders, school nurses, home health personnel as well as long-term care facility residents and staffers.

The Texas Department of State Health Services continues to update a map with how many vaccinations have occurred in each county. However, the data only include those who are in 1A. At last check, group 1B vaccinations had not been added.

Here’s how many people in East Texas counties have received a dose of the vaccine, according to the data:

  • Bowie: 1,149
  • Camp: 113
  • Cass: 193
  • Gregg: 1,844
  • Harrison: 414
  • Marion: 49
  • Morris: 155
  • Nacogdoches: 931
  • Panola: 90
  • Red River: 113
  • Rusk: 289
  • Sabine: 57
  • Shelby: 85
  • Titus: 388
  • Upshur: 334

If you are eligible to be vaccinated in Texas, state health leaders urge the public to avoid showing up at a hospital or clinic for a vaccine. Instead, check out this map to find your vaccine provider site and contact the location to ensure there is adequate supply. Vaccine shipments continue to arrive in Texas on a weekly basis.

Since the start of the pandemic, Texas has recorded nearly 1.6 million cases of COVID-19, more than 27,000 fatalities and more than 1.4 million recoveries.

Nearly 13,000 people are in Lone Star State hospitals fighting the virus.

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