The increased need for telehealth services during the pandemic has identified gaps in broadband services where some folks just can’t be reached. But that could change now that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced an 8 million dollar investment in rural telehealth.
The KCBD Investigates team is looking into a major price disparity for local breast cancer screenings. You may be surprised to know when compared to cities outside of Lubbock, the cost for a Breast MRI can vary by more than 1,500%.
As of 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the City of Lubbock Public Health Department says they have filled all available Phase 1B appointments to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Thursday, January 7, 2021 vaccine clinic.
According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, more than 325,000 first doses have been sent to providers in the fourth week of COVID-19 vaccine distribution, with 224,250 second doses also sent to complete the vaccination series for first week recipients.
Lubbock ISD is offering a limited number of COVID-19 vaccinations to employees on Monday, prioritizing special ed teachers, employees 65 and older, and those who are not required to wear masks in class.
A Travis County District judge upheld Austin’s curfew restricting when restaurants and bars can serve customers during New Year’s weekend, after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the city and Travis County to stop the measure.
Those in Phase 1A will be vaccinated from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Phase 1A individuals must present a badge or other agency identification to be admitted to the clinic. Vaccinations for those in Phase 1B will be by appointment only. Citizens who wish to be vaccinated can make a same day appointment.
UPDATE: United has filled all available appointment slots for this first round of COVID-19 vaccinations and are now waiting for their next distribution from the state. “We urge our guests to sign up for email notifications of vaccine availability.”
The day that Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was arrested for reopening her business in defiance of Texas emergency stay-home orders, Robin Torres sat in a county jail 500 miles away facing the consequences of his own failure to follow such rules.
CVS Pharmacy teams will administer the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in facilities across 12 states this week, and the company expects to vaccinate up to four million residents and staff at over 40,000 long-term care facilities through the program.
Dr. Steven Berk, Dean of the Texas Tech School of Medicine reminds us, “Polio was wiped out by a vaccine, not by any treatment. Smallpox worldwide killed millions of people and it, too, became eradicated by the technology of vaccines.”