Central Texas Providers Received COVID-19 Vaccines Last Week
February 16, 2021
A KXAN article co-written by Billy Gates and Jaclyn Ramkissoon titled "Central Texas Providers Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines in Week 9"
states that of the 400,000 coronavirus vaccines Texas received from the federal government, about 35,000 were distributed to health care providers in Central Texas. Austin Public Health will continue to get its weekly 12,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine, and Dell Medical School is expected to receive 1,950 doses from Pfizer and 1,000 from Moderna, respectively.
Thirty-seven providers in Central Texas alone received their shipment of the coronavirus vaccine last week, with most of them residing in Travis County and Williamson County. BSW Marble Falls and Hays County Health Department received 975 and 1,950 doses, respectively, from Pfizer, while the rest received the Moderna vaccine. The Dell Medical School in Austin, as mentioned beforehand, was the only provider to receive theirs from both Pfizer and Moderna, bringing their total to 2,950 doses. In total, 34,775 quantities were shipped out to providers in Central Texas.
With the help of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 358 providers in 135 counties here in Texas received their vaccines. This week, vaccine doses will be administered to 273 providers to serve the elderly. DSHS recommends that providers accommodate people over 75 years old as they remain at high risk for severe symptoms and hospitalization. The state suggests that providers set aside some vaccines for older adults to be treated during special hours or conduct in-home testing with local partners.
If you would like to read more, make sure you head over to the article by clicking here: Central Texas Providers Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines in Week 9.