COVID-19 vaccinations could arrive at Amarillo hospitals as ‘early as next week’

By Bailie Myers | December 9, 2020 at 12:13 PM CST - Updated December 9 at 12:21 PM

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - COVID-19 vaccinations could arrive in Amarillo as early as next week. Cassie Stoughton, Amarillo public health director, said emergency use operations have been approved and meetings will take place next week for additional approvals. “We anticipate the first to be vaccinated in our communities will be the hospital staff that are caring for the sickest of patients,” said Stoughton. Officials at Northwest Texas Hospital System and Baptist Saint Anthony’s Hospital said front-line healthcare workers will receive priority when it comes to the vaccination. “Some families have lost multiple members to this virus,” said Brian Weis, chief medical officer at Northwest Texas Hospital. “Something has got to change. Hopefully a change is coming in the form of these vaccines... as early as next week. "


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