The first batch of the Houston-area coronovirus vaccine will contain 59,475 doses announced Friday, a state health test.
Earlier this week, Gov. Greg Abbott said the state would receive about 1.4 million doses of vaccine-making company Pfizer and Moderna – pending federal approval starting in mid-December.
“As expected, initial vaccine supplies are limited, and the first week’s allocation is based on information presented by the vaccine providers when they enrolled, including the number of health care workers who were vaccinated quickly at each location. Can be planted and have vaccine storage capacity ”said in a news update on its website. “More vaccines will be available to more providers in the coming weeks, including a vaccine from Modern once it is authorized.”
Large allocations are expected in January and in the following months, Abbott said in a release.
“The state of Texas is already ready for the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine, and will rapidly distribute these vaccines to vaccinated Texans,” Abbott said in a release. “As we await the first shipment of these vaccines, we will work with communities to reduce the spread of COVID-19.”
According to the Texas State Department of Health Services, 224,000 doses are expected to reach approximately December 14. The authority will deliver initial shipments to 109 hospitals in 34 counties across the state.
21 hospitals in Harris County, four in Montgomery County, one in Galveston County and one in Fort Bend County were selected to receive the vaccine.
In a statement, Texas Children’s Hospital said: At this time, Texas Children’s Hospital, like Texas Medical Center and many other hospitals across the nation, officially plans to prepare for the vaccine delivery to our workforce after news and guidance arrives. Working diligently with From federal, state and county officials.
In a statement, St. Luke’s Health stated that they have facilities that have well-established protocols for receiving, storing, and administering vaccinations and to partner with local and state health agencies to provide COVID-19 vaccines Ready to help deliver safely.
State health officials said hospital staff are working directly with patients who have tested positive or are at high risk for COVID-19, emergency medical service providers who have been on 911 emergency services such as pre-hospital care and Transport, home health care engage workers and residents. Texas’ first tier eligible to receive the vaccine includes nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Mayor Sylvester Turner addressed news of the vaccine and said he would like to take it whenever it is made available.
“I intend to get vaccinated and I intend to get vaccinated in a very public way. I know there is a lot of mistrust, mistrust and disintegration, but let me tell you that if you don’t take it then you’re putting yourself and your family at greater risk, “Turner said.
Here is a list of local hospitals scheduled to receive the state’s first vaccine allocation.
Harris County (Total: 49,725 doses)
Houston Methodist Beyot Hospital: 1,950
Memorial Harman Saru Hospital: 975
Vintage at St. Luc’s Hospital: 975
TCH Main: 3,900
HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest: 1,950
Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus: 975
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center: 4,875
LBJ Hospital – Harris County Hospital District: 1,950
Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center: 5,850
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights: 1,950
Memorial Harman SE Hospital: 1,950
Memorial Harman Memorial City Medical Center: 2,925
Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital: 975
Ben Taub General Hospital: 1,950
Houston Methodist West Hospital: 975
Houston Methodist Hospital: 5,850
CHI St. Looks Health: 5,850
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital: 975
Memorial Hermann Katie Hospital: 975
HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast: 975
University of Texas Medical Branch – Clear Lake: 975
Montgomery County (Total: 4,875 doses)
Texas Children’s Hospital Woodlands: 975
Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital: 975
Kingwood Medical Center: 975
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital: 1,950
Fort Bend County (Total: 1,950 doses)
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital: 1,950
Galveston County (Total: 2,925 doses)
University of Texas Medical Branch Hospital: 2,925
See the full list of Texas hospitals scheduled to receive the state’s first allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine here.
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