Midland Health Has Administered Over 50,000 COVID Vaccines But Not All to Midlanders
Midland Health has given out those 50,000 shots but they say only about 30,000 have been to Midland County residents.
According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, Midland Health CEO Russell Meyers says about 20,000 doses have went to people from outside of Midland because they are not requiring anyone to be a resident of Midland County to get the vaccine.
“We’ve got people from all over Texas who have come here and gotten vaccines, several hundred from El Paso, about 100 each from just about every town in the state,” Meyers said. “I think it’s a safe bet that at least 30,000 Midlanders have been vaccinated, maybe higher than that.”
There have been about 10,000 doses that have went to neighboring communities including Ft. Davis and Marfa also.
Team Rubicon, a national non-profit that aids with disaster relief, will be leaving the area so that will mean the Golf Course Road Church of Christ location will be closed and they will consolidate efforts over to the Midland County Horseshoe Arena.
“We have depended on them a great deal for logistical support and as they leave, we will replace them with local volunteers, but we're unlikely to have the same numbers and consistency and skill levels that they've brought,” Meyers said. “So, we thought that we'd be better off maximizing the use of the volunteers that we have on a single site, making that as efficient as we can.”
If you have not gotten your vaccine but you would like to schedule an appointment, you can go to the Midland Health website.
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