FCH hosting vaccine clinic
Due to increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in the area, Faith Community Hospital is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Saturday, Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at Twin Lakes Activity Center.
Jack County Health Official Dr. Robert Cooper said the clinic was warranted because of rising number of cases, which are growing daily in the county and area wide, primarily because of the Delta variant.
“We were having people reach out to us, saying they wanted to get the vaccine,” Cooper said. “We will have 1,500 doses of the vaccine, so there will hopefully be enough. I hope we run out though.”
Jack County had seven confirmed cases in mid-July. Cooper declined to say how many confirmed cases the county has right now, as he hadn’t seen the numbers in the last day and they are rapidly increasing.
“They are changing daily right now, so I really don’t want to say anything,” Cooper said in an Friday interview.
As of Monday, Aug. 9, Jack County had 15 estimated active cases, according to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services website, with 28% of the county currently fully vaccinated.
The Moderna vaccine will be offered at the clinic and is for those 18 years and older. A second dose will then be required 28 days later.
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which is for children 12 and up, is not available in town, Cooper said, but can be found in both Weatherford and Wichita Falls.
No appointment is necessary at the clinic. Cooper also said a giveaway will also be held to get more people out.