Payne Pharmacy selected for federal vaccine allotment
LIZ ADAMS | CAPROCK COURER
On February 1, Floydada’s Payne Family Pharmacy received two shipments of Covid-19 vaccine, said pharmacist Justin Payne. One shipment of 100 doses will be given to those who were vaccinated 28 days ago and will be receiving the second booster. The second shipment of 100 doses will be provided to those who are next on the waiting list. Payne recommends that anyone in the area who needs the vaccine should contact the pharmacy to be added to the list.
Now that he has learned his pharmacy has been selected to distribute both state and federal allotments—as one of a very few chosen in the area—Payne is confident that residents in the area will be able to get them. Payne stated that he is hopeful “this will mean an increase in the number of doses and that they will arrive more regularly” to the pharmacy.
Cogdell Clinic in Silverton also received enough doses on February 1 to give boosters to those who had already had the first round, but clinic manager Michelle Gamble says there will likely be just enough to get a first dose to those already on their waiting list. Gamble also recommended getting on the list right away. Although shipments are distributed each Tuesday, not all local pharmacies have been receiving them.
Motley County Clinic in Matador has not received any vaccine doses at this time. According to LVN Daphne Meredith, there has been no information available about when shipments will arrive.
In Childress, Fox Rural Health Clinic is distributing second doses now, and in Crosbyton 900 doses have been distributed through the Crosbyton Clinic Hospital.