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Comal County Starts Vaccinating Health Care Workers, COVID-19 Shots Unvailable to General Public

Comal County Public Health Director Cheryl Fraser said the county began innoculating its frontline healthcare workers with the COVID-19 vaccine today.

The first health care professionals in Comal County received their COVID-19 shots today.

“This is an exciting day for Comal County Public Health,” said county Health Director Cheryl Fraser. “Our frontline health care professionals are working non-stop to ensure the safety of our residents. They are putting their own lives at risk to help others and now we have a vaccine that is going to help protect them. Our healthcare systems are strained with the high number of COVID-19 patients being cared for. This will help to keep our health care facilities staffed.”

Her department received an allotment of 200 Moderna COVID-19 vaccines as part of Texas’ Tier 1A distribution plan.

Once the vaccine is given to essential workers, the Health Department will begin vaccinating residents in Tier 1B, which includes people 65 and older as well as those who are 18 and older with qualifying chronic medical conditions.

Fraser said vaccinations for the general public could become available in late February or early March — or not until May.

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