The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) website has begun updating information about doses of COVID-19 vaccinations.
According to the DSHS website, the information for Wharton County has not been updated in weeks for some of the facilities that have vaccine administration availability. However, Wharton County has received 2,800 COVID-19 doses of the vaccine at Wharton and El Campo facilities only.
In Wharton, the H-E-B pharmacy had 1,000 total doses shipped (last updated Friday, Feb. 12), El Campo Memorial Hospital medical practice at Valhalla Drive 200 doses shipped (last updated Jan. 29), and MEHOP community clinic 100 doses shipped (last updated Jan 28).
In El Campo, the Walgreens pharmacy had 200 doses shipped (last updated Feb. 11), the H-E-B pharmacy 600 doses shipped (last updated Feb. 12), and El Campo Memorial Hospital 700 doses shipped (last updated Feb. 12).
DSHS said availability of COVID-19 vaccines on its site is based on shipping information and reporting directly by facilities.
Andy Kirkland, coordinator with the Wharton County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), said the weekly OEM COVID-19 reports would continue to inform residents on new and recovered cases and testing sites, but not where vaccinations can be found.
“The providers know their schedules, the OEM does not,” Kirkland said.
For information about finding the vaccine, visit www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/immunize/vaccine.aspx