Brookshire Brothers Pharmacy in Bellville First Designated Location to Administer COVID Vaccines
Brookshire Brothers pharmacy in Bellville is the first designated location to administer vaccines for the COVID-19 Virus. 500 doses have been shipped to Austin County. Nursing Home/Assisted Living doses are the priority along with healthcare providers. EMS and other first responders are also included in this group. This first group is designated 1A. Austin County was notified today that group 1B will be allowed access to the vaccine. Group 1B is anyone over 65 and anyone over 16 with at least one chronic medical condition (includes pregnancy). When the first vaccines were sent out, Brookshire Brothers was the first agency to have their paperwork completed. There are other pharmacies and medical centers approved awaiting doses but the state does not know when or how much will be delivered.
The announcement of the vaccine came via Austin County Judge Tim Lapham.
We will update the community as more information is released.