News Flash

News Releases

Posted on: December 29, 2020

Victoria Fire Department administers COVID-19 vaccines to employees

Two female fire department employees administer injections to two male fire department employees.

PHOTO #1: The Victoria Fire Department began vaccinating its employees against COVID-19 at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at a fire department facility. Shown from left are Captain Brandon Strelczyk, fire medic Pamela Yanta, fire medic Brandy Marek and fire medic Roman Mancias.

PHOTO #2: The Victoria Fire Department has received 200 doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, which it will offer to its employees, Victoria Police Department employees and other patient transport agencies on a voluntary basis.

The Victoria Fire Department on Tuesday vaccinated 21 of its employees against COVID-19, and more fire department and Victoria Police Department employees will receive vaccines during clinics scheduled in the coming weeks.

“This vaccine will allow us to protect our employees as well as the people we serve,” said Battalion Chief Tim Hunter, who is coordinating the fire department’s vaccination efforts. “We’re excited to be able to do our part to help our community get back to normal.”

Medical vial labeled The fire department has received 200 doses of the Moderna vaccine, which it began administering at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. The department will host two more vaccination sessions for fire department employees and other patient transport agencies on Thursday and Saturday, and the department will begin vaccinating police department employees starting next week. All of the vaccines are being distributed on a voluntary basis.

The Moderna vaccine is administered in two doses. The Victoria Fire Department will receive additional doses of the vaccine in January so that those who have already been vaccinated can receive their second doses.

The fire department received the vaccine under the state’s tiered distribution program that prioritizes emergency service providers, health care workers treating COVID-19 patients and others with an increased risk of coming into contact with the virus. Hunter said the fire department will work with the Victoria County Public Health Department and other agencies to make the vaccine available to the general population later in the year. Fire department officials anticipate the vaccine will be available to the general public sometime in the spring.

The City of Victoria will release more information about its vaccination efforts as it becomes available. For local information about COVID-19, visit www.victoriatxoem.org or visit the Victoria County Public Health Department’s Facebook page.


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News Releases

Map showing Riverside Park with closures at Fox Bend, Grover's Bend and John F. Lee Drive

Most of Riverside Park reopens

Posted on: May 28, 2021
Map showing closed areas of Riverside Park. Main roads (McCright Drive and Memorial Drive) are open.

Riverside Park to close Wednesday

Posted on: May 25, 2021
Young kids stand under a water pouring feature at a splash pad

Splash pads to open 7 days a week

Posted on: April 23, 2021
Utility Billing Office exterior

City of Victoria issues boil-water notice

Posted on: February 17, 2021
Elevated view of the Leo J. Welder Center building. A Main Street banner and street art are visible.

City asks for input about downtown

Posted on: January 11, 2021
Assistant City Manager Darrek Ferrell

City of Victoria seeks broadband developer

Posted on: December 15, 2020
A hose-end sprinkler on a bright green lawn.

City needs public to conserve water

Posted on: November 17, 2020
Side-by-side portraits of two women

City of Victoria announces new hires

Posted on: November 17, 2020
Map showing that one block of Main Street is closed from Commercial to Goodwin by the library

Part of Main Street to close

Posted on: November 12, 2020
Map showing road closure on Crestwood Drive from Halsey Street to Ben Jordan Street.

Part of Crestwood Drive to close

Posted on: November 12, 2020
Map showing road closure on Crestwood Drive from Halsey Street to Ben Jordan Street.

Part of Crestwood Drive to close

Posted on: November 9, 2020
Map showing that Crestwood Drive will be closed between Laurent and Azalea.

Part of Crestwood Drive to close Nov. 4

Posted on: November 2, 2020
Jesus Garza

City moves forward with master plans

Posted on: September 22, 2020
Police Patches

City announces chief of police finalists

Posted on: September 11, 2020

Notice of Adopted 2020 Tax Rate

Posted on: September 3, 2020