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Lockhart Mayor on fighting COVID-19: “We are almost there.”
05/10/2021

COVID-19 cases continue to decrease in Caldwell County, but the pandemic is far from over. As of Monday, May 10, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services’ latest data, there are 111 active cases in the county; down seven cases from the day before. Community leaders, including Lockhart’s Mayor Lew White, credit increased vaccine availability.

 

“COVID vaccines are readily available in Caldwell County either by appointment with local providers or walk up at Adams Gym,” said Mayor White. “Vaccinating as many people as possible will help us reach herd immunity.”

 

However, Caldwell County is still falling behind. The Texas DSHS’ most recent vaccine numbers show that 41-percent of the county has received at least one dose, that’s 10-percent less than the state average at 51-percent.

 

“It is our best path to beating this virus and returning to normalcy,” the Mayor urged.

 

The Caldwell County Office of Emergency Management, in partnership with Curative, has been holding vaccination clinics at Adams Gym since Monday, May 3rd. Despite the availability of both Moderna vaccine doses, the county’s emergency manager expressed concern over the smaller turnout. Instead of vaccinating up to 300 people per day, the clinic only saw an average of 12 people per day.

 

 As the community gradually opens, Mayor White emphasized how critical it is for people not to miss their shot.

 

“If you haven't gotten the vaccine, strongly consider doing so for your safety and that of your family and community,” White stressed. “We are almost there, so let's finish strong to the finish line.”

 

Adams Gym, 419 Bois D'Arc, turns into a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for people in need of a shot. 

 

Moderna Vaccines are still available at Adams Gym (419 Bois D’Arc) this week, May 10-14, APPOINTMENTS NOT REQUIRED:

Mon-Wed (May 10-12): 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Thurs-Sun (May 13-16): 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Also, check with your medical provider for vaccine availability. Last week, the Texas DSHS announced that weekly vaccine allocations will stop due to a decrease in demand and will only fill orders placed by vaccine providers.


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