Prayer #329: For COVID-19 Vaccinations in Texas
Texas has experienced what some meteorologists have said is a once-in-a-century winter storm that blanketed the state with snow and ice. The storm has created vast power outages. This devastating storm has had a considerable impact on the COVID-19 vaccinations there. In Houston, 8,430 doses of vaccine, which need to be stored at very low temperatures, were nearly ruined when power was lost at a vaccine storage facility. Harris County's health officials scrambled to ensure that these reached local hospitals and other vaccination locations. Overall, however, there have been many delays in vaccinations due to the weather and power outages. "We've delayed the vaccinations because we can't open up the vaccination facilities," Steve Adler, mayor of Austin, said. "People can't get around. It snowed. The roads are icy. They're frozen. It's just not safe for people to be out. So we need this to thaw. And my understanding is we might be a day or two away from that. And then we are going to just have to re-double our efforts to make sure the vaccine that we have gets in the peoples' arms. But for right now, we're on pause."
Pray for the ice and snow in the state of Texas to thaw, and for power to be restored to the millions still without it. Pray that the COVID vaccinations could resume soon.
Ps. 10:12: "Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up Thy hand; forget not the afflicted."