More Vaccines Expected Next Week
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 people have been vaccinated so far, Moreau said. About 600 people received vaccines at St. Mark’s Medical Center and H-E-B in La Grange. The remainder were nursing home staff and residents who received vaccines at their respective facilities.
Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require a second dose three to four weeks following the initial dose. Moreau said Dr. John Hellerstedt, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, assured him that there would be second doses available at the appropriate time for everyone who received a first dose.
“I was on the call with Dr. Hellersedt yesterday, Judge Weber was on the call too, and he emphatically told us that if you got round one you would get round two.”
However, the County does not currently have any second doses.
“That was never the plan,” Moreau said. “The plan was to get all the first doses done that we can and then there would be second doses. We were not supposed to save half of the allocation for later.”
Moreau said everyone who received a vaccination also received a card with a return date and instructions for the second dose.