Williamson County has been working diligently with state and private sector partners to get more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the most vulnerable populations and those eligible to receive the vaccine, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services distribution phases.
The County is pleased to report that 2,020 seniors currently living in long-term care facilities or nursing homes have begun receiving the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Getting the vaccine is a voluntary decision.
“From the beginning I have stated that our seniors are our most valuable population, and they are the group of people who have suffered the greatest loss of life in our county and country. That is why we are using every resource available to protect them,” said Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell.
The distribution of the vaccine to 14 long-term care and nursing home facilities in Williamson County was made possible with the collaboration of CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens and the support from state leaders.
“I want to give a special thank you to Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd for their support of this distribution program, along with CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens. Together we are battling this deadly virus and building a better tomorrow,” Gravell added.