Vaccinations for anyone 18 and up are continuing this week with online signup and a call center to schedule either the Moderna or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shots.
“We’ve been steadily receiving our vaccine allotment, and the city and county, hospitals, SFA and other partners are all continued to work together to get shot clinics underway,” Nacogdoches County Emergency Management Office spokeswoman Jessica Sowell said in a conference call Tuesday with Nacogdoches County Chamber members. “They’ve been going on for months and we anticipate they will go through at least part of the summer.”
Vaccines are now available to anyone 18 and older through an online scheduling system at tinyurl.com/VacNac or by calling 936-305-8488. A clinic scheduled for Wednesday had appointments available until 6:15 p.m.
Nacogdoches County began the month of April with nearly 10,000 residents fully vaccinated out of a county population of 51,773 residents who are 16 or older.
Statewide, almost 29% of the population in Texas has received at least one dose of the vaccination for COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC on Monday reported about 16% of the state population has completed vaccinations.
Over the last two weeks, the rolling average number of daily new cases of the coronavirus in Texas has decreased by about 28%, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Average new cases in Nacogdoches County has been slowly dropping over the past month. A 14-day trendline released by the county emergency management office Tuesday shows an average of three new cases per day.
Texas Health and Human Services estimates 213 active cases in Nacogdoches County as of Monday. A total of 165 county residents have died of the virus.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.