SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) – Joe Languell’s nine-year-old daughter lastly received her first COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday.
“I simply need her to be protected and in a protected atmosphere,” mentioned Languell.
He added this second was lengthy within the making.
“We simply wished to be protected, sort of assist all people trigger the children are so shut collectively in school rooms,” mentioned Languell.
He went to the Grayson County Well being Division’s walk-in clinic to get his shot too.
This one was his booster, one thing he mentioned he’s anticipating forward of Thanksgiving.
“I feel it’s simply trigger we’re getting collectively for the vacations,” mentioned Languell. “We’re going to see a variety of household. My sister lives in Austin.”
Languell and his daughter are part of a rising variety of Grayson County residents getting the vaccine.
In August, solely 38 % of the county was vaccinated.
Based on the Workplace of Emergency Administration, as of Friday, that quantity reached 43 %.
Dennis Jacobs additionally joined the road for his booster.
“I keep at my mother’s home,” mentioned Jacobs. “We received her a booster, she’s 75, and so we wish to preserve ensuring we don’t deliver something into our residence and preserve her wholesome.”
Though instances are trending down within the county, with 34 energetic instances as of Monday, he additionally introduced his five-year-old daughter for her first shot.
“She’s nonetheless in danger,” mentioned Jacobs. “Higher protected than sorry. It’s a reduction to know that there’s not any fear about probably being a well being hazard for her.”
The walk-in clinic is open from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm each Tuesday.
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