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Greenville FD: 98% of Hospitalized COVID Patients Unvaccinated

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Hunt County has seen a surge in residents testing positive for COVID-19 over recent weeks, sitting at number 2 in the 19-county region with Covid inpatients.

Greenville Fire Department (GFD) urges the public's help increasing the rate of COVID vaccinations in the community. Per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC,) "98% - 99% of Americans with severe COVID requiring hospitalization are unvaccinated adults." In addition, "25% of COVID that is circulating in the United States right now is the Delta variant."

Citizens may get the vaccine at Hunt Regional Medical Partners Urgent Care, located at 3206 Interstate 30, Suite B, in Greenville. Appointments may be scheduled at https://hrmedpartners.org/clinics/urgent-care/ or by call (903) 408-7979. There is no cost for the vaccinations and everyone 12 years of age or older is now eligible to get a free COVID-19 vaccine.

There are several other ways to find a vaccination provider near you: check with your pharmacy or doctor's office, text your ZIP Code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233.

For more information, contact Fire Chief Jeremy Powell at (903) 457-2940.

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