Greater than 3,000 folks have been vaccinated in opposition to Covid-19 this previous weekend at Circuit of the Americas.
Officers from Travis, Hays, Bastrop and Caldwell counties are working to open a drive-thru mass vaccination website there that might ultimately vaccinate 50,000 folks in per week. Saturday’s occasion served as a check run.
Travis County Choose Andy Brown stated the majority of these vaccinated on Saturday – about 2,100 folks – have been CommUnityCare sufferers. Of these sufferers, 77 % have been Hispanic, 7 % have been African American and 10 % have been Anglo/non-Hispanic.
Brown stated the location initially had some “hiccups” and “bottlenecks at sure factors” that elevated the wait time for folks getting vaccinated. A number of that slowdown was resulting from paperwork.
He stated the county goes to work with CommUnityCare to eradicate a few steps that individuals must undergo on-site by having them do extra of the paperwork at dwelling.
Brown stated the location is predicted to get one other 15,000 vaccines from the state within the coming week.
“And we hope that quantity – and we anticipate that quantity – will continue to grow week after week after week till we’re doing as much as 10,000 a day,” he stated.
The positioning at Circuit of the Americas might additionally use extra volunteers as they scale up, Brown stated. Anybody thinking about volunteering can join at CentralTXVaccs.org.
Editor’s Be aware: Andy Brown is on the board of the Capital of Texas Media Basis, the mum or dad nonprofit of the Austin Monitor.
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