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Posted on: December 22, 2020

The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District will Receive 600 Moderna Vaccines This Week

NewsFlash- ATCPHD to receive 600 Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines

The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District has been notified that it will receive 600 Moderna vaccines sometime this week. This will be the first round of vaccines to be delivered to the ATCPHD. The Moderna vaccine does not require ultra-cold storage and can be handled using the same protocols as other routine vaccines. 

In accordance with the Texas Department of State Health Services guidelines, the ATCPHD will fill the gaps in the federal distribution plan by protecting certain high-risk groups from the virus. Vaccines will be administered to long-term care facility staff, Taylor County EMS personnel, and Abilene Fire Department EMTs. Aer these priority groups have been inoculated, ATCPHD will provide vaccines to home healthcare workers, hospice workers, and then long-term care residents. At this me, the ATCPHD does not have a definitive timeline for when the general public will be able to request a vaccination from their pharmacy or primary care provider. 

“It may be during summer 2021 before an on-demand vaccine will be available to anyone who wants one,” said Annette Lerma, ATCPHD Director. “Our area has a large population of 65 and older who will receive the next round of vaccinations once those are available.” 

While waiting to be vaccinated, ATCPHD reminds everyone to stay vigilant to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19: 

  • Wear a mask. 
  • Practicing physical distancing 
  • Wash or sanitize hands often 
  • Cover sneezes and coughs 
  • Stay home if you are sick


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