City of Laredo responds to state allocations

The remaining vaccines (10,100) have been allocated for the required second dose.
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Published: Jan. 25, 2021 at 12:27 PM CST
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) -The City of Laredo is clearing the air on a letter released by Governor Greg Abbott’s Office.

The city says this was not a response to the letter they sent to Abbott last week on behalf of our city council.

In a statement, they addressed the confusion folks may have saying, “The 29,000 vaccines allocated to the City of Laredo as stated by Governor Greg Abbott’s press release is correct but, the 29,000 doses sent are not all to be utilized for new inoculations. According to Laredo Health Department Director, Richard Chamberlain, of the 29,000 vaccines allocated, 18,900 vaccines are first dose vaccines. That have been sent to COVID-19 vaccine providers in Laredo. The remaining vaccines, which is 10,100 have been allocated for the required second dose.  Second dose inoculations are currently being administered and scheduled by all COVID-19 vaccine providers that received vaccines during week one and two allocations.”

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