Distribution of thousands of Covid vaccines has begun in Plano according to a Community Impact article published on December 16th. In it they say:
“Medical City Healthcare received and began distributing 6,825 COVID-19 vaccines Dec. 17, with thousands more on the way in the coming days, according to a Dec. 17 release. Medical City Plano is expected to receive 2,925 of those vaccines, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services. The Plano location for Medical City Healthcare is one of 110 hospitals across Texas to which vaccines have been allocated for front-line health care workers. A total of 49,725 vaccines will be shipped to North Texas during Week One of the allotment, according to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services.”
This comes at no better a time as cases continue to trend upwards in Plano according to a different Community Impact article published on December 15th. In it they say:
“Collin County has 3,965 active cases of COVID-19 as of Dec. 15, according to state estimates. For comparison, on Nov. 5, the county’s number of active cases was estimated to be 1,471. In Denton County, the number of active cases was estimated to be 3,556 on Nov. 11. That number has more than doubled since then, with an estimated 9,357 active cases of COVID-19 on Dec. 15, according to county data. In Plano, the speedy increase of new daily confirmed cases has slowed, but it continues to climb. In the seven-day period between Dec. 8-15, there were 792 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Plano. In the seven days prior, there were 742.”
The vaccines made it here just in the nick of time, and although the pandemic isn’t over, and may not be over for a while, this is a step towards the end.