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By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier—
KNOX CITY—Knox County Hospital administrator Stephen Kuehler reported Monday morning that the 100 does of the Moderna vaccine that arrived last month have been given to healthcare workers and at the nursing homes here in Knox County.
“I’m hoping to get some more this week,” he said.
Kuehler added that 14 active cases were reported in the county last week, raising the total to 344. Distribution of vaccines across the country, including Texas, are not going as fast as expected.
However, there is more good news as Johnson & Johnson announced last week that it would seek emergency use authorization for a third vaccine, a one shot application that works differently than the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Doctors say it produces an antigen, or protein, which causes an immune response to protect against the virus just like it did for Ebola.