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Health authority outlines vaccination plan

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During the Bastrop County Commissioners Court’s last meeting of the year, Dr. Desmar Walkes, the local health authority for Bastrop County, presented the current plan for getting COVID-19 vaccines to Bastrop County residents. Bastrop County recently formed a task force to figure out the distribution of vaccines in accordance with the state’s guiding principles, which includes protecting healthcare workers and frontline workers, protecting vulnerable populations at risk to severe disease and death, mitigating health inequities due to factors such as poverty and geography, and transparency with the public. The task force includes representation from the state, emergency medical services, hospices, nursing ...

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