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Bell County partners with three health care providers to help distribute COVID-19 vaccine

Posted at 3:32 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 23:16:24-05

Bell County has partnered with Seton Medical, AdventHealth and Baylor Scott & White to help distribute the coronavirus vaccine.

Beginning Tuesday, March 2, Bell County will distribute vaccine doses to the three health care providers so they can open vaccination centers on their own campuses.

Bell County Judge David Blackburn says this will expand the number of first dose sites from two locations to three locations.

Judge Blackburn announced the three groups will each receive 1,002 doses per week, while the Bell County Public Health District will retain 1,278 doses each week.

The vaccine distribution will also expand past Bell County lines. Lampasas County and Mills County are set to receive 198 doses per week.

The vaccine is currently only available for those who qualify for Phase 1A ad Phase 1B of the COVID-19 distribution plan.