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By James McAfee—
KNOX CITY—Stephen Kuehler, the administrator for the Knox County Hospital District, reported Monday morning that he didn’t receive any additional vaccines last week.
“I’ve gotten a total of 200 and have been able to get shots for all the medical providers and enough for both the Munday Nursing Home and the Brazos Valley Care Center residents,” he said, “but only a few for lay people.”
Knox County Judge Stan Wojcik did praise the hospital for making vaccines available to Brazos Valley where his mother-in-law resides.
“I guess we are lucky to get the 200 as I saw where 17 other rural hospitals in Texas haven’t gotten any doses,” Kuehler added.
Demand for the vaccines elsewhere in Texas and across the country seems to be way ahead of the ability for people to get the vaccines.
Kuehler added that when new doses did arrive, he hoped to be able to get them to the 65 and over group here in Knox County.
Keuhler did note that the number of active cases reported rose to 47 last week, but felt part of the season was the number of positive cases at the Knox City nursing home. The total number of virus positive tests is now at 402.