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Angelina County Health District uses Brookshire Bros. list to administer COVID-19 vaccines

Updated: Feb. 4, 2021 at 2:25 PM CST
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ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - At the fourth COVID-19 first-dose vaccine clinic at the Lufkin Civic Center, 700 doses of vaccine were administered

”At this point we’ve been operating off of existing lists from brookshirebrothers.com,” said Angelina Health District Director Sharon Shaw.

The company has temporarily suspended the waiting list containing thousands of names. Primarily because the state wasn’t sending the provider vaccine.

”They were providing more of their allocations to mass vaccination hubs,” said Brookshire Brothers spokesperson Melissa Crager.

Meaning a road trip to another part of the state for many.

The Angelina County Health District and county and city partners in other areas are attempting to get to the bottom of the Brookshire Brothers list as more vaccine shipments arrive.

”The names haven’t gone anywhere. They’re still on there. We do hope to still be able to provide as many vaccines to the people on those lists,” said Crager.

Weekly reports of vaccine allotment have led to lines the next morning at provider sites. Individuals are reminded NOT to show up without appointments.

The health district is establishing a new method of taking names to reduce confusion.

”We are really moving into a more technologically advanced list that will do phone calling, texting, e-mailing to let the public know that that’s how they need to be receiving their messages,” Shaw said.

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