Texarkana COVID-19: Monday in Texas, All Adults Eligible – March 23
The big story today comes from the Texas Department of State Health Services;
All adults will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas beginning Monday, March 29. The Texas Department of State Health Services expects vaccine supplies to increase next week, and providers in multiple parts of the state have made great strides in vaccinating people in the current priority groups. The state’s Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel recommended opening vaccination to everyone who falls under the current Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorizations to protect as many Texans as possible.
As you can see in the numbers and charts below the flattening of the curve is still happening in the Ark-La-Tex, let's keep it going.
Bowie County reports 1 new case for a total of 4643 cumulative positive COVID-19 cases including 0 probable cases. COVID-related deaths are at 198. Active cases are reported at 430. The total recovered cases for Bowie County is 6133.
Bowie County Vaccinations - First Dose: 12884
Bowie County Vaccinations - Second Dose: 6916
Cass County has 0 new cases and a total of 1141, plus 0 probable cases, 1653 of those recovered, 83 active cases, and a COVID death total of 79.
Cass County Vaccinations - First Dose: 3785
Cass County Vaccinations - Second Dose: 1702
Miller County reports 4157 cumulative cases, 53 active cases, 4069 recovered cases, and a total of 35 COVID-19 related deaths. (3/23/21)
Texarkana Vaccination Hub: Individuals may visit vaccinate.christushealth.org for updated information on vaccines.
Texas Department of State Health Services Vaccination Availability Map...
Click here. For a quick reference, blue means it's in stock, red means out of stock. More from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Free COVID-19 testing is available at 902 W. 12th Street in Texarkana, Texas from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To make an appointment visit https://texas.fulgentgenetics.com/ or call 877-862-4647.
Vaccine Allocations: https://www.dshs.texas.gov
The latest local information and updates can all be found at www.coronatxk.org.
LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions
While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.