Brazos County commissioners get an update on pandemic vaccinations at the Brazos Center.
Coordinator Jim Stewart says the hub will stop giving first shots next Tuesday. That follows a drop of first doses from as many as 6,100 hundred in a week to 866 last week and a little over 400 appointments on Tuesday.
Stewart says second shots will be given for another four to six weeks.
Going into this week, the hub gave 52,000 first shots and 33,000 second shots.
By the end of this week, Stewart expects a total of 90,000 first and second shots.
Click below for comments from Jim Stewart during the April 27, 2021 Brazos County commission meeting.
News release from the Brazos Center pandemic vaccination hub:
The leadership team of the Brazos County Community Vaccination Hub, in coordination with its community partners and officials at St Joseph Hospital, has determined that, due to a reduction in demand for first doses, the Hub will begin providing second doses only at the Brazos Center.
This change in operations will start during the week of May 10th, and will likely continue through the middle of the month of June, or until all second doses have been administered.
Second dose appointments will continue to be scheduled through the Hub system, and those patients will be notified via email as to their time. As always, any recipient with a conflict is encouraged to reach out to our call center, at 979-703-1545, to request a change with an appointment.
Remarkable progress in vaccinating the citizens of the Brazos Valley has been made through the efforts of the staff and volunteers at the Hub.
The Hub Team now believes that the balance of the need for first dose vaccinations can be addressed through the traditional sources in our community.
As additional doses of vaccines continue to arrive in our community, there will be a multitude of locations at which a vaccination can be received.