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COVID-19 cases rise in younger people as vaccination in the county slows

Health department able to store Pfizer vaccine, need for testing high

 

Last updated 5/24/2021 at 11:40am



In a COVID-19 update Friday Hill County Public Health Director and Health Officer Kim Berg said only 36 percent of Hill County’s eligible population has been fully vaccinated, down by one percent since the last update two weeks ago.

Berg said because the Pfizer vaccine recently obtained approval for use in people 12 years and older, the eligible population of the county has jumped from about 12,000 to 13,256. This has resulted in the percentage of vaccinated people eligible in the county falling a percentage point.

She said the storage requirements for the Pfizer vaccine also recently c...



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