San Antonio – Gov. Greg Abbott will provide an update on the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Texas on Monday.
Abbott is expected to speak during a press conference at noon at the Arlington Expo Center, one of the state’s large COVID-19 vaccination sites. The news conference will be brought to life in this article, but delay is possible. If livestream is not available, check back later.
Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd, Texas State Department of State Health Services Commissioner John Hellerstedt and Texas Health Resources CEO Barclay E. Burden will also be in attendance.
This week, 28 hub providers in Texas expect to receive more than 158,000 doses of the vaccine. According to the state, a total of 19,725 doses will go to two Bexer County hubs: 9,000 Modern Vaccines will go to the Metropolitan Health District and 10,725 Pfizer supplements will go to University Health.
Starting this week in the San Antonio city of Almora, Pfizer will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible people. It will be in operation through the week, but registration will be to receive the filled vaccine in minutes when it opens on Saturday.
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexer County Judge Nelson Wolff wrote a letter to Abbott on Sunday, requesting that more COVID-19 vaccines for Bexer County be “as soon as possible.”
Another 38,300 doses will go to other providers, including hospitals and clinics across Texas. Click here to see the state’s Week 5 vaccine allocation.
Health care workers, people 65 and older, are currently being vaccinated in Texas and with medical conditions that place them at greater risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.
As of Sunday, the death toll in the state has risen to more than 30,000 as coronovirus has steadily increased.
Johns Hopkins says that in the past two weeks, the average number of daily new cases in Texas has increased by 9,363.7, 76.9%.
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