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Hundreds receive COVID-19 vaccines in Childress

By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun— CHILDRESS – Hundreds of Childress residents received COVID-19 vaccines in January, including Childress Healthcare Center residents, staff and essential caregivers, but more than 1,000 people are still waiting. “We had even more people take the vaccine this time,” said Childress Healthcare Center Administrator Amanda Self. “Some got their second round…

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COVID-19 vaccine arrives at Wellington Care Center

Administrator approaches one-year anniversary By Bev Odom / The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON —  April Lindsey, assistant director of nursing at Wellington Care Center (WCC), led by example by being the first to receive the revolutionary new shot during the recent COVID Vaccination Clinic. “The vaccine was offered to all residents and staff with CVS…

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Pickard, Colson lead the way on vaccines

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…

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CGH adds comfort to COVID-19 wing

By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun— WELLINGTON — Collingsworth General Hospital recently installed air scrubber ventilation systems in the temporary COVID wing of the hospital. “During this pandemic, Texas Tech has provided face shields, ear savers and now this innovative device to take care of our community,” said Candy Powell, administrator. “We want to say a…

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