The new hub was allocated 2,000 doses of the Moderna Inc. COVID-19 vaccine this week, according to information from the Texas Department of State Health Services. More information on vaccination at the Conroe health center is available on its website.
The state began using larger hubs for vaccine distribution last week to provide accessible registration and vaccine administration for Texas residents, according to the DSHS. No Montgomery County facilities were designated as hubs in the first week of the statewide initiative. Nearly 80 facilities across more than 50 Texas counties, including Montgomery County, were listed as hub providers this week.
Montgomery County officials have planned for the establishment of larger vaccination sites for county residents. At a Jan. 12 Commissioners Court meeting, officials indicated that they are considering operating up to five mass vaccination sites along the county's central I-45 corridor and on its east and west sides, in addition to individual hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and doctors' offices that are registered as vaccine providers.
Including the 2,000 doses allocated to the Lone Star health center this week, a total of 38,475 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been allocated to Montgomery County providers in the first six weeks of distribution in Texas, according to DSHS data. As of Jan. 18, 15,732 doses—just over 40% of those allocated—had been administered in the county; that figure includes 1,949 people who have been fully vaccinated with two doses.