RICHMOND, Texas – Fort Bend County Judge KP George gave an update on the coronavirus vaccine in Fort Bend County.
George was joined by the Health & Human Services director, Dr. Jacquelyn Minter and opened the news conference by saying the COVID-19 numbers in the county are rising at an “alarming” rate.
According to George, the county is currently at a level red with about 32,000 positive cases. Of those, about 23,000 have recovered, but there are 8,500 active cases, which is about 10 times higher than the number of active cases just two months ago.
George urged people to continue social distancing and following other health protocols. He also said people should avoid large gatherings.
“Dr. Minter recently mentioned that if you go to a large group, it is almost guaranteed that somebody there has COVID. That means you’re going to get it,” George said.
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According to George, the county is a registered administrator of the vaccine and received a shipment of 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines on Monday night. People in Phase 1A will now be able to get the vaccine, the judge said.
George said more than 5,000 people have pre-registered and asked for patients to be patient as officials work to make appointments.