The state of Texas will receive 407,650 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the federal government for the week of Feb. 15. Zero doses of the 400,000+ will be allocated to Hopkins County.
Hopkins County has been allocated 200 doses in the last four weeks of allocations.
Hopkins County officials and State Rep. Bryan Slaton expressed frustration last week with the state’s vaccine allotment to Hopkins County in recent weeks.
Judge Newsom said in last week’s conference call to discuss vaccinatioins, “Right now, it’s extremely disappointing.”
State Rep. Slaton sent DSHS Commissioner Hellerstedt a letter last week imploring him to make Hopkins County a rural hub. Slaton said in the letter, “I am writing to strongly urge the Texas Department of State Health Services to prioritize the people of rural east Texas and make additional COVID-19 vaccine allocations, as well as fast-track the designation of Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Hopkins County as a vaccine hub.”