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COVID Cases Rise in Bowie County

TEXARKANA, TX— COVID cases are back on the rise in Bowie County and the Texarkana region. Hospitalizations due to COVID are also increasing, and available resources to care for COVID patients are critically low. “It is imperative, now more than ever, that the residents of Bowie County and the Texarkana region seek out a COVID vaccine,” Local Health Authority Dr. Matt Young said. “We are seeing sick patients come through the clinic and emergency rooms at an alarming rate, and most of them are unvaccinated. This new Delta variant is moving quickly through our area and affecting younger populations more acutely. Continue Reading →

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COVID Update Miller County and Vaccinations 7-14-2021

The Office of Emergency Management is following the upward trend of the positivity rate within Miller County and the surrounding metro area. While an exact number of new positive COVID-19 cases is unavailable, the medical community is advising more cases of COVID-19 patients are being seen. OEM works closely with area medical facilities, practitioners, state and local Emergency Management agencies to track the trends of the virus. Medical facilities in our area have recorded inpatient care of COVID-related illnesses in the last seven days that closely match that of hospitalizations from March 2021. In February 2021, Miller County Emergency Management normally recorded 175 new positive COVID cases every ten days. Continue Reading →

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Parents – A COVID Vaccine Warning

Currently the only vaccine approved for under 18 years of age is Pfizer

As summer approaches, many parents will be considering vaccine options for their children 12 years of age to 18 years of age. The only vaccine currently approved by the CDC for this age group is the Pfizer vaccine. The Moderna and the Janssen are approved for 18 years of age and up. Moderna makers are currently testing for 12 years and up, and they have reported positive responses; however, the CDC has not approved or reviewed the testing results as of this date (5-25-2021). Scheduling a vaccine can be a confusing process. Continue Reading →

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Joint Operations Center Bowie County/City of Texarkana, TX

TEXARKANA, TX- Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came out with new guidance saying individuals who are fully vaccinated no longer must wear a mask indoors or outdoors. As a reminder, private business owners and property owners may continue to ask patrons to wear a mask to protect staff and other customers. For individuals in our region who are still in need of a vaccine, CHRISTUS St. Michael is now offering vaccines on their Spirit St. Michael Mobile Unit. Continue Reading →

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Johnson and Johnson Vaccine being offered in New Boston

TEXARKANA, TX— Bowie County Office of Emergency Management will partner with the statewide Department of Emergency Management to offer a walk-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic administering the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week in New Boston, Texas. The clinic will open daily at 9:00 a.m. and operate until all vaccines are given. In Texas, anyone over the age of 18 is now eligible to receive the vaccine. No appointment is necessary. Vaccines will be given at the New Boston Community Center, 301 N.E. Front Street, New Boston, Texas 75570. Continue Reading →

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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic to be held at Southwest Center

TEXARKANA, TX- The Texarkana-Bowie Family Health Clinic will hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Monday, April 5, 2021. Appointments to receive the first dose of the Moderna vaccine must be made in advance. Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to receive the Moderna vaccination. To make an appointment, call (903) 798-3250 and press 0 or (903) 278-7078 / (903) 824-4829 during normal business hours. Continue Reading →

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Womack Urges Arkansans to Get Vaccinated, Shares Resources

Washington, DC: Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) is urging all eligible Third District Arkansans to register to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations. He is joining local and state community and health leaders in raising public awareness on vaccinations after recent data showed concerningly low inoculation rates in Northwest Arkansas.

Congressman Womack said, “Science and the power of Operation Warp Speed have brought us several safe and effective vaccines. But, to unleash the full power of this ingenuity, we need these shots to reach residents. I strongly encourage every eligible Arkansan to get vaccinated and ensure no supply goes unused in the Third District. I myself have received the full vaccination and am thankful for the work of health professionals across the state. Continue Reading →

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Bowie County Discontinues COVID Hotline

TEXARKANA, TX— As COVID-19 cases continue to decline in the area, the local Emergency Operations Center will discontinue the use of the COVID hotline telephone number beginning Monday, March 22, 2021. Individuals can call individual departments for assistance:

Texarkana, Texas Office of Emergency Management         (903) 798-3043

Texarkana Texas Fire Department                                          (903) 798-3994

Texarkana-Bowie Family Health Clinic                                    (903) 798-3250

Bowie County Office of Emergency Management               (903) 628-6776

Locally, Texas DSHS has reported 39 new Bowie County cases since Friday for a total of 4,628 positive COVID-19 cases, and 2,104 probable cases with 195 deaths. The Department of State Health Services is reporting 468 active cases currently in Bowie County. Free COVID-19 testing is still available at 902 W. 12th Street in Texarkana, Texas from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To make an appointment visithttps://texas.fulgentgenetics.com/ or call 877-862-4647. Continue Reading →

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Bowie County Update on COVID Vaccine 3-12-21

TEXARKANA, TX— In addition to Bowie County’s hub vaccine clinic at Christus St. Michael Health System, over 1,000 vaccines were given out this week in Bowie County. The Texarkana-Bowie County Family Health Clinic visited local school districts to administer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, including Texarkana ISD, St. James Day School, Liberty-Eylau ISD, DeKalb ISD, Malta ISD, Hubbard ISD, Hooks, ISD, Leary ISD, New Boston ISD, Red Lick ISD, Premiere High School, and Williams School. The Texas National Guard also partnered with the City of Texarkana, Texas to provide 400 Moderna COVID-19 vaccines as part of Governor Abbott’s Save our Seniors Initiative on Thursday. Continue Reading →

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Miller County COVID Vaccine Update 3-10-21

Miller County, AR: COVID vaccination clinics continue to be scheduled in Miller County. College Hill Drug and Miller County Emergency Management has worked with city and community leaders in Miller County to schedule vaccination clinics throughout March. List of Vaccination Clinics include:

Thursday, March 11th from 9a-4p at 928 Laurel St. Church of the Living God

Thursday, March 18th from 9a-4p at 106 E. Main St, Fouke Community Center

Friday, March 19th from 9a-3p at 189 Miller County 201, Doddridge Community Center

Wednesday, March 24th 7am at the Cooper Tire Union Hall (Cooper Tire employees)

This is the two dose Moderna vaccine and people interested in signing up for the March 11th event can do so at https://www.collegehilldrug.com/covid-19-vaccinations There, you can select to schedule a time for the vaccine and also complete the registration paperwork which needs to be brought with you. For people who can’t get online, they can go to College Hill Drug and request a registration packet. Continue Reading →

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