MARTIN COUNTY – The Martin County Hospital District has received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines and is ready to begin scheduling appointments.
The first vaccine allotment of 300 doses have been earmarked for frontline health care workers and the older populations.
For Martin County, residents that are 65 years or older can call the Martin County Hospital at 432-607-3696 to make an appointment or get more information.
Vaccinations started on Jan. 6 and will run through Jan. 8 from 3 to 5 p.m.
The most updated records attained by the Texas Department of State Health Service show Martin County to have 88 people vaccinated with at least on dose and three people fully vaccinated.
Due to the limited supply at this time, only Martin County residents 65 or older will be allowed to make an appointment.
Health officials have announced the next possible group to be allowed to get the vaccine will be people who are at least 16 with certain medical conditions.
Residents wanting to get the vaccine but do not meet the current or immediate future requirements can call the hospital at 432-607-3696 to be placed on a waiting list or contact their primary care provider to see if they will be providing vaccines.
Martin County has an estimated population, 16 years of age and older, of 4,306 residents.
For more information about the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations and possible side effects visit the government website at fda.gov.