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County hosts clinics as vaccine hub

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After hosting COVID-19 vaccine distribution clinics in Bastrop, Bastrop County brought its first such clinic to Elgin on Friday. Earlier this year, Bastrop County was designated by the state as a vaccination hub, which allows the county to receive vaccine doses on a regular basis, said Dr. Desmare Walkes, the local health authority for Bastrop County. Currently, Bastrop County is receiving 1,000 doses per week as a hub, in addition to the vaccines allocated to other healthcare providers and pharmacies. Dr. Walkes said Bastrop County applied for the hub designation because of its good relationship with Walgreens, which provides the staff to ...

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