We are prepared to announce that the county will be sponsoring a 30- day, 1,000 shot per day drive through clinic starting Monday, April 19. The shot we planned to use was Johnson and Johnson but on Tuesday the FDA put its use on hold pending investigations on some blood clots and strokes that occurred. Until they clear it for use, we will be using the Moderna 2 shot program. You can start calling for an appointment today at 830-580-2606. We will be booking the first week of 7 days. Then toward the end of next week we will announce the program for the next week. Please watch our County Emergency Management Facebook page and the Pleasanton Express website and KSAQ for announcements.
This is terrific news. Texas Department of Emergency Management will be doing the entire program and providing all personnel to conduct the site. To get the shot you will enter the back gate of the Strawberry Festival Grounds via Amphion Road off Highway 16 in Poteet. We have at least 20,000 more adults to vaccinate in Atascosa. This is critical to bringing a fundamental end to COVID-19 in our county. PLEASE GET YOUR SHOT. If you are 18 years or older, you are eligible now.
Be safe and hang on. Vaccination will set you “free.”
Thanks for listening.
BOB HURLEY is the Atascosa County Judge. You may email him at countyjudge@ atascosacounty.texas.gov.