All Texans are eligible for the vaccine starting this week, here's the message from the Texas Department of State Health Services:

All adults will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas beginning Monday, March 29. The Texas Department of State Health Services expects vaccine supplies to increase next week, and providers in multiple parts of the state have made great strides in vaccinating people in the current priority groups. The state’s Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel recommended opening vaccination to everyone who falls under the current Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorizations to protect as many Texans as possible.

It's true, the numbers and charts below show the flattening of the curve is still happening however, there is a slight tick upwards in the Ark-La-Tex.  So, let's keep doing the things we know work, keep distance, wash hands, wear a mask when you think you need to, etc.

Bowie County reports 7 new cases for a total of 4666 cumulative positive COVID-19 cases including 4 probable cases. COVID-related deaths are at 202. Active cases are reported at 428. The total recovered cases for Bowie County is 6181.

Bowie County Vaccinations - First Dose: 13802
Bowie County Fully Vaccinated - Second Dose: 8705

Cass County has 0 new cases and a total of 1162, plus 0 probable cases, 1677 of those recovered, 88 active cases, and a COVID death total of 79.

Cass County Vaccinations - First Dose: 4102
Cass County Fully Vaccinated - Second Dose: 2166

Miller County reports 4200 cumulative cases, 49 active cases, 4114 recovered cases, and a total of 36, COVID-19 related deaths. (3/30/21)

Vaccine Updates:

Texarkana Vaccination Hub: Individuals may visit vaccinate.christushealth.org for updated information on vaccines.

Texas Department of State Health Services Vaccination Availability Map...
Click hereFor a quick reference, blue means it's in stock, red means out of stock. More from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Texas State Data
Arkansas State Data

Free COVID-19 testing is available at 902 W. 12th Street in Texarkana, Texas from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To make an appointment visit https://texas.fulgentgenetics.com/ or call 877-862-4647.

Vaccine Allocationshttps://www.dshs.texas.gov

The latest local information and updates can all be found at www.coronatxk.org.

 

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.