Dozens of seniors living in Texas luxury skyscrapers were given the COVID-19 vaccine in the first wave of the state.
Located in downtown Houston, the Montebello Condo Complex features marble tiled bathroom floors, outdoor pools, valet parking, concierge services, 24/7 security guards and condos that sell for up to $ 4.8 million. I am.
And in the last two weeks, about According to The Daily Beast, 60 residents have been vaccinated against the virus.
Harris County, where Houston is located, has more than 237,000 confirmed cases, one-sixth of all infectious diseases in the state.
However, due to the rapid shortage of hospital supplies, thousands of risky healthcare workers are struggling to get vaccinated.
Approximately 60 residents of the luxury Montebello condominium complex (pictured) in downtown Houston have been vaccinated with COVID-19.
Montebello’s general manager said the state has approved the vaccine and the building is working with distributors.Photo: Interior of one of the Montebello condos for sale
However, a Houston Health Department spokesman said he was unaware of the deal with skyscrapers.Photo: Outdoor pool available to all residents
Healthcare workers, on the other hand, are struggling to get vaccinated due to the rapid shortage of hospital supplies.Photo: Healthcare workers vaccinated with Moderna COVID-19 at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 21
“Texas has approved it,” Montebello’s general manager Daniel Hancock told The Daily Beast.
“We are working with a distributor … it’s a blessing to get it.”
Hancock has not nominated a distributor and Montebello is not on the list of providers assigned the COVID-19 vaccine to the Texas Department of Health Services (DSHS).
However, he told the publication that although it is unknown how many elderly people live in the building, the building was able to obtain a dose of jab for the elderly population.
One of the vaccinated residents, 68-year-old David Fink, told The Daily Beast that this wasn’t the only medical service he received through the building.
He is also vaccinated against the flu every year by becoming a resident of Montebello.
In Harris County, where Houston is located, there are more than 237,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, one-sixth of all infectious diseases in the state (above).
“It was all on the board,” he said.
Both Hancock and Fink told The Daily Beast that the buildings in other apartments in Houston have similar arrangements for administering coronavirus jabs to residents.
Neither TexasDSHS nor the Houston Health Department (HHD) responded to the DailyMail.com comment request.
However, a HHD spokesman told The Daily Beast that he was unaware of the deal with skyscrapers.
“All distributors must register through the State Health Department,” Porfirio Villareal said.
“Apartments are not an approved provider. If your site is not approved, is not on the list, and is receiving vaccine shipments, we recommend that you do not visit the site.
Only hospitals, medical centers, pharmacies, and living centers are listed as recipients on the Texas DSHS list.
However, only 40 percent (340,000) of the 786,000 doses distributed throughout the state are administered.
In Harris County, where Houston is located, only about 52,000 of the 150,500 doses are given.
Many say they are having a hard time finding a provider to get the vaccine, even though DSHS encourages Texas people to call and get a shot.
“I couldn’t find anyone who actually had the vaccine,” Michael Calder, a resident of Allen, who meets state standards, told CBSDFW.
He called three locations, two of them said they were missing, and one said that only employees were vaccinated.
“It’s very important. I don’t want to get sick,” he said.
“I don’t want to be the last person to get sick and die while the vaccine is already distributed.”
As a result, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has approved HHD to open the city’s first free vaccination clinic on January 2 for people at high risk of serious illness and death.
At least 60 seniors in Houston’s skyscrapers have been vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine
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