WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - Hundreds of Wichita County residents received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the county’s first mass vaccination Saturday.
“It was quicker than I ever dreamed possible. I would assumed that I’d be waiting weeks, I was thrilled to get the call. I was thrilled to go out there. Everything was so well organized and worked so well,” said David Patrick, a Wichita Falls resident, who received the vaccine at the clinic.
Patrick has waited for the day he could get the vaccine and signed up for multiple waiting lists.
“I have been self-isolated since March and I’ve got to get the second shot in a couple of weeks but I’m so glad to be on the route to some kind of normalcy,” said Patrick.
Patrick and other residents who got the vaccine at the North Texas State Hospital are grateful to the health authorities involved in the mass vaccination clinic.
“Everybody was very kind and just very compassionate and very organized,” said Carol Murray, a Wichita Falls resident, who got her first dose of the vaccine.
Patrick, Murray, and Donna Myers all said their experience was a positive one.
“The whole process was less than an hour. Shot was painless. I feel fine today,” said Donna Myers, a Kamay resident, who got the vaccine at the clinic.
Murray said she’s talked with people who will not be getting the shot but she hopes others will sign up for it.
“I felt like it was important for me to get it so I would encourage everybody to get the vaccine as soon as it’s available to them,” said Murray.
People who got their vaccine at the clinic already have their appointment set for the second dose, which is in three weeks.