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Brazos County hoping to give 7,000 COVID-19 vaccines at hub this week

Vaccines were canceled last week due to the winter weather.
Published: Feb. 22, 2021 at 2:36 PM CST
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Brazos County is hoping to give out 7,000 COVID-19 vaccines at the Brazos Center hub this week. The hub reopened Monday morning after being closed last week due to the winter weather.

The Brazos County COVID-19 vaccine hub has reopened after winter weather closed things last week. I’ll have a new report at 6.

Posted by Clay Falls on Monday, February 22, 2021

Residents getting their first round of shots Monday told us thing were going smoothly at the hub.

”It was it was real nice. Everything went real smooth,” said Phillip Moncivais Lara of Bryan. Inside the 76-year-old military veteran got his first dose of the COVID vaccine.

”I’m very, I feel very confident now more relaxed and this is a real new experience for me and I’m glad I got the first phase over with so in two weeks I’m returning for the second shot,” he said.

“I’m very relieved to have it. It’s an awful virus and to me I had, what trust do you have? You either take the vaccine or you take a risk catching the virus,” said Jewel Flenoy of Bryan.

The hub is providing transportation for people who need assistance getting inside and out of the building. Brazos County Vaccine Coordinator Jim Stewart, said they received an additional 4,000 vaccines for this week, but you must register or get on the waiting list first.

”I’m very confident that we can get these 7,000 vaccinations in people’s arms. We just need to get them here to the vaccination hub. The system is set up to administer the vaccines. I just need folks to check their emails, realize that they have an appointment scheduled this week and get down here,” said Stewart.

“Just as a reminder we had 3,000 doses set aside for last week for our storm week. We were not able to administer any of those and then the state allocated another 4,000 for us this week,” Stewart said.

For participants, it’s more peace of mind.

”I want the Good Lord to bless me and live as many years further down the road,” said Lara.

The hub has extended hours this week Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information on vaccines in the Brazos Valley, click here.

The hub is located at 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan. You do need to have registered to be able to show up.

Initially second doses were scheduled this week but Jim Stewart said they are pushing that back to next week.

People needing assistance getting on the wait list can contact 211, which will connect them to a new local hotline.

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