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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Cleburne Fire Chief provides vaccine update to City Council

Fire Chief speaking to City Council at podium

Cleburne Fire Chief provided an update on the department’s vaccination efforts at the Jan. 12 City Council meeting.

Watch the presentation below where Fire Chief Scott Lail explains how the department became a vaccine distributor, how it administered 500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, and how it setup a new system to register vaccine appointments if it receives additional doses. 


Currently, Cleburne Fire Department has been allocated the second doses to go with initial 500 it administered. The State has not indicated if Cleburne Fire will receive any new first doses beyond that 500. Chief Lail said they could not request additional vaccines, the State is responsible for allocating all vaccines throughout Texas.

“We do anticipate that somewhere in the near future vaccines will become more readily available,” Chief Lail said. “But there’s no timeframe for when we can expect them to be more available to where anyone that wants one can get one.” 

Johnson County residents who are eligible for the vaccine as outlined in the Texas Vaccination Plan can receive their vaccination in Tarrant County. Those interested can visit the Tarrant County vaccination webpage for more details.

 In the instance Cleburne Fire receives additional doses, staff will post an update on the city website and social media and open an online registration system.

 “I can assure you that Chief Lail and our staff will be ready for whatever comes,” Mayor Scott Cain said.

 For more information visit the Texas Department of State Health Services vaccine webpage