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By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun—
WELLINGTON — Beth Pickard, MD, and Cassie Colson, FNP, became some of the first Collingsworth County residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Collingsworth Family Medicine last week along with additional frontline healthcare workers.
“So far, we have done around 10 vaccines a day and those have been reserved for frontline healthcare workers, EMS and law enforcement,” said Candy Powell, Collingsworth General Hospital administrator.
Powell had anticipated receiving 100 doses for frontline workers to cover hospital, clinic, home health and assisted living employees. The nursing home will receive their vaccines separately.
“If we have extra we will move to law enforcement and school teachers,” Powell said. “We are getting Moderna, a two-shot series. The second shot will be administered around 28 days after first shot.”
As more vaccines are available, CGH will let the public know who is eligible and when they can get their COVID-19 vaccination starting with the 65 and older population first. Citizens are asked to please contact the clinic at 806-447-5311 to be placed on a list to receive the vaccine.
“It will still be a while before enough of the community is vaccinated, so in the meantime, keep wearing your masks, washing your hands and social distancing,” Powell added.
Visit the Collingsworth General Hospital Facebook for the latest information.