More than 800,000 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped throughout Texas this week, according to state health officials.
The Texas Department of State Health Services announced the shipment Friday, saying the state is assigning 656,810 doses to at least 445 providers in 178 counties.
There will also be an additional 200,000 doses available to federally qualified health centers and pharmacies, coming directly from the federal government, according to health officials.
Below is the number of vaccinations centers in Bexar County will receive next week, according to the state health services website.
San Antonio Metropolitan Health District Main Immunization Clinic – 10,530 doses of Pfizer vaccine for week 14.
University Health System – 12,870 doses of Pfizer vaccine for week 14.
* UT Health San Antonio / Wellness 360 (adult) – 5,850 doses of Pfizer vaccine for week 14.
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This is the third-largest vaccine allocation the state has received since the inception of COVID-19 vaccines, according to state health officials, though it is less than the record of more than 1 million first doses administered last week.
Smaller amounts of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available over the next two weeks as production increases, according to state health officials.
Additionally, federally funded vaccination sites in Arlington, Dallas and Houston will begin delivering second doses of vaccine over the next three weeks.
Last week, the state announced that residents ages 50 to 64 will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 15. Residents in the Phase 1A and Phase 1B categories who are eligible to receive their vaccinations are added.
These phases include frontline healthcare workers and residents in long-term care facilities and Phase 1B includes people 65 years of age or older or anyone 16 years of age or older with a chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk of illness. severe from COVID-19.
Individuals who are employed in pre-primary, elementary, and secondary schools, as well as Head Start and Early Head Start programs (including teachers, staff, and bus drivers) and those who work as or for licensed child care providers, including the center. Family and home care providers are also eligible.
For more information on the state’s vaccine shipments, or to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines available, visit the state health department website here.
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