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Regional Vaccine Hub Gets 600,000 Calls in First Few Hours

People who tried to get a coronavirus vaccine from the state’s regional subHUB at the Washington County Fairgrounds had a hard time scheduling an appointment. But those who were able to register described a very efficient operation in Brenham this week.

Registration Information Announced for Regional Vaccination SubHUB

Registration for the Regional Vaccination SubHUB will begin at 8AM, Monday, January 18, 2021. 
The vaccination drive thru will begin at 6AM and close at 6PM, Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Registration is 8AM to 5PM, Monday through Thursday, while supplies last. The state has allocated 2,000 vaccines for this subHUB. 

How do I Register?

COVID Threshold Reached

Fayette County Judge Joe Weber announced in a press release Tuesday several new restrictions due to the high hospitalization rate associated with COVID-19 in the area. “Fayette County is part of Trauma Service Area O (TSA O), that has had seven consecutive days in which the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients as a percentage of total hospital capacity within TSA O exceeds 15%.

COVID-19: The Recovery Process

St. Mark’s Medical Center has been “inundated” with calls from people 65-older and those with serious medical issues seeking to get the COVID-19 vaccine this week.

COVID-19: The Recovery Process

Fayette County should get another delivery of coronavirus vaccines next week, according to Fayette County Emergency Management Chief Craig Moreau. The County is currently out of vaccines.

About 1,000 Vaccinated Here So Far

It took nine months for 1,000 people in Fayette County to catch coronavirus, It took less than two weeks for that many to be vaccinated against it. It was a local vaccine rollout that Fayette County Emergency Management Coordinator Craig Moreau called “extraordinary,” as approximately 1,000 locals have gotten the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

Quitta Gets First COVID Vaccine Here

“It didn’t hurt at all” was the reaction of Laurie Quitta, Nurse Director of the Medical Surgical Unit of St. Marks Medical Center. Laurie has served as a nurse in our county for four decades, and was chosen to receive the very first COVID-19 vaccine administered within the county. Debbie Hinkley, the Employee Health Nurse, was chosen administer the vaccine. “She’s known be the best at giving shots,” was the testimony of her coworkers.

Fayette County to Begin Offering In-Home Testing

Fayette County officials began offering free in-home coronavirus testing on November 16. Funding was provided by a private grant will allow residents to be tested for COVID-19 without having to leave their homes.

“We know we have some citizens who are hesitant to get tested in a public setting and we have some who are unable to get to testing sites. In an effort to assist anyone who wants to get tested, but prefers to do so at home, we will bring the test to them,” said Craig Moreau, Chief of Emergency Management for the Fayette County.


The latest COVID numbers provided by county officials show a big jump in the number of probable cases here. Last week there were 25 active and 30 probable cases.
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