KINGWOOD — Preston County Health Department held its largest COVID-19 vaccine clinic yet Friday at Craig Civic Center, issuing 328 doses to area residents 65 and older.
“We have the capability to do more than what we’re doing,” said VJ Davis, health department director.
However, as is the case across the nation, health officials must work with what the federal government sends.
“We are happy to get what we’re getting,” Davis said. “If more vaccines become available, we will be able to do more.”
The health department will host another clinic sometime next week, but Davis said it will be quite some time before they make it through their waiting list of recipients.
“It’s already going to be full,” he said of the upcoming clinic. “We are still operating off of a waiting list of 700 people … For the next few weeks, we will be full.”
As of Thursday, the health department had been notified of 41 additional COVID-19 cases.
“Our numbers are trending in the right direction,” a release stated. “However, please do not let your guard down, the COVID virus is still very much with us and until more vaccine is made available and more individuals have been vaccinated, we still need to take precaution.”