Texarkana, Texas 2021-07-20 11:57:15 –
Texarkana, Texas — COVID cases are increasing again in Bowie County and the Texarkana region. Hospitalizations with COVID are also increasing, and resources available for the care of COVID patients are very low.
“It is more essential than ever for residents of Bowie County and the Texarkana area to look for a COVID vaccine,” said Dr. Matt Young of the Department of Health. “We see sick patients passing through clinics and emergency rooms at an alarming rate, and most of them are unvaccinated. This new delta variant is in our area. It is moving rapidly and has a more serious impact on the younger population. Now is the time to stay vigilant and continue to fight the disease. ”
Mike Finley, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Christos St. Michael’s Health System, emphasizes the need to vaccinate the community.
“As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow in our community and the recent increase in hospitalizations for COVID-positive patients, we would like to encourage local residents to take advantage of the opportunity to receive the COVID vaccine. “Finley said. “These vaccines are powerful tools for combating the COVID-19 epidemic.”
The Wadley Community Medical Center has seen the effects of the disease recover in the Texarkana area as well.
“We promise to provide care to everyone in need, but the continued increase in cases can strain the medical system. We are people in our community. We strongly recommend that you be vaccinated to protect yourself and each other. Wadley needs a mask while in our hospital and limits visitors to extend social distance. “We continue to do so,” said Shelby Brown, director of marketing and planning at the Wadley Community Health Center.
According to the Texas DSHS website, only 28.76% of individuals over the age of 12 in Bowie County are fully vaccinated. Compared to Texas, it’s significantly worse than 59.02% of all vaccinated Texas.
The Texarkana-Bowie County Family Health Center will host a vaccination clinic on Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 10 am to 4 pm. The clinic is located on 902 W. 12th Street in Texarkana, Texas. Vaccination is free and no pre-registration is required. Participants can choose from Moderna, Pfizer, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines. Transportation for this event is provided by the Arktex Council of Governments and can be requested by calling 1-866-575-9014.
CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System provides free single-dose COVID-19 vaccination to all persons over the age of 18 through staff at the Spirit of St. Michael Mobile Unit.
Spirit of St. Michael’s staff can schedule visits to corporate / industrial sites and even offer home visits for those who cannot travel.
For additional information or a schedule of site visits, please contact the Spirit of St. Michael (903-748-8573) for information or questions.
Local COVID-19 data on infection rates can be found at https://txdshs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/ed483ecd702b4298ab01e8b9cafc8b83 and vaccination rates at https://tabexternal.dshs.texas.gov/t/. THD / views / COVID-19VaccineinTexasDashboard / Summary? % 3Aorigin = card_share_link &% 3Aembed = y &% 3AisGuestRedirectFromVizportal = y. To find a vaccine site near you, go to https://www.vaccines.gov/.
While local governments continue to monitor case counts and keep CDC guidelines up-to-date, individuals are advised to follow the advice of their primary care physician and stay informed of CDC recommendations on how to stay healthy. Do: https: //www.cdc. gov / coronavirus / 2019-ncov /index.html.
Locally, Texas DSHS reports a total of 5,324 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases and 2,581 potential cases with 227 deaths. The State Department of Health Services currently reports 135 active cases in Bowie County. This is 87 more positive cases than was actively monitored at the end of April when the EOC last sent an update.
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