The six County Judges that make up the Regional Vaccination subHUB took a tour of the Washington County facility today (Tuesday) to see how it is working. Washington County EMS Director Kevin Deramus explained that they are averaging 280 vaccinations per hour, and expected to give out all of the 2000 doses they received today (Tuesday). Unfortunately, it won’t be until Thursday of this week to see if they will be allotted more of the COVID vaccine.
The most asked question from the County Judges were how their constituents can register to get vaccinated. Deramus explained that they are working though the list of the first 8000 people who called in, and the call center won’t be opened back up until all those are vaccinated. He said it didn’t matter if a person called one or a thousand times, the first call number was recorded by the system, and all subsequent calls are thrown out. Deramus stated that they were not expecting the huge number of calls they received, but next time, if and when the number is reactivated, they would likely have a recording that said your number had been recorded and no further action or phone calls were necessary.
The County Judges saw how their county workers and volunteers were being utilized. The EMS from several counties were helping, along with the Texas Agrilife Extension workers, Sheriff’s Offices, and volunteers.