A local leader gave an update on the COVID-19 vaccines in Victoria County

VICTORIA, Texas-David Gonzales, the Victoria Public Health Department Director, gave an update on the COVID-19 vaccine during Monday’s Commissioners Court.

Gonzales says this is not a normal process to order the vaccine because it’s allocated by the state. He says the Health Department has received a grand total of 100 vaccines through the first five weeks of distribution.

“Compared to the rest of the county we’ve got about a little over 4,000 thousand vaccines in the county so far and that’s for health care facilities, the health department, Victoria Fire Department received some, there’s been a private physician that received 100 dosages and a few pharmacies received those. So between those entities, that’s how many vaccines that have entered Victoria County thus far. For us, for week five allocation, that’s where we are right now. There were 400 dosages allocated per county, none of them were given to the Health Department. They were all for the Health care facilities here in town,” said David Gonzales, Victoria County Public Health Department Director.

Gonzales says the State relayed a message that in week six we should be receiving some sort of regular allocation of dosages. Currently, he’s unsure of the amount of vaccine that will be distributed but Gonzales says they are continuing to coordinate with hospitals in the city of Victoria throughout this process to work together for the common goal of getting more vaccines here as quickly as possible.