“However, we continue to see excellent partnerships and collaborations throughout the community in McLennan County,” Felton said. “We’re doing a great job of getting vaccinations in the arms of our citizens.”
Felton said Ascension Providence, Baylor Scott & White, Baylor University, McLennan Community College, Tarleton University, Education Service Center Region 12, Waco Independent School District, local H-E-B pharmacies and the McLennan County Medical Society have all taken part in recent efforts to provide the vaccine locally.
As of Wednesday, 48,462 McLennan County residents had received at least one dose, including 27,046 who had been fully vaccinated, according to state data.
Waco-McLennan County Public Health District Director LaShonda Malrey-Horne said the public health response is shifting from an epidemiological response to a vaccine-focused response, and the health district will soon hold mobile vaccine clinics to reach people in parts of the county that have not received many doses.
“If you know of a location where you think we need to do vaccines, please please please reach out to the health district so we can make sure we get vaccine out to those areas that really need it,” Malrey-Horne said.
Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center has been treating fewer than 20 COVID-19 patients daily, interim Chief Medical Officer Dr. Umad Ahmad said. He urged everyone to continue wearing masks, even if they have been vaccinated, to prevent spread from speeding up again.