According to data released Friday by the Texas Department of Health and the Department of Human Services, many hospitals in San Antonio are getting more vaccines on the way next week, following the first week of the release of the Pfizer vaccine.
Dozens of hospitals, urgent care clinics and HEB pharmacies in Bixar County are slated to receive 30,200 doses of the modern vaccine next week. Vaccines will be reserved for health and other border workers.
The news was announced when federal regulators gave final approval to a second vaccine. Manufactured by Modern, the vaccine requires two doses, like the previously approved Pfizer vaccine. The modern vaccine was endorsed by a government advisory panel on Thursday in a 20–0 vote.
About 5,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine will also be sent to Baptist Medical Center, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa – Medical Center, Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital, University Health System – Inappient, and Wellness 360. Each will receive 975 doses of that drug. , Shows data.
The San Antonio Fire Department will receive 1,600 doses.
In some rural areas as they waited for word to receive shipments, they would be included in Week 2, the data show. Hospitals and hospitals in New Braunfels, Spring Branch, Canyon Lake, Fredericksburg, Bourne, Uvalle, Del Rio, Pliston, Lytle, Dimnite, Gonzels, Hondo, Schurtz, Seguin, San Marcos, Kerrville, La Vernia and Floresville will also receive shipments .
Last week, approximately 30,000 doses of the Pfizer-produced vaccine were sent to San Antonio-area hospitals and military bases. Gov. Greg Abbott predicts that by the end of 2020 more than one million Texans will be vaccinated.
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services is tracking where the vaccine has been distributed and how many vaccinations have been done so far through its online dashboard. Hundreds of similar facilities are receiving shipments across the state, it shows.
Vaccine distribution and administration data are collected by the state from each county and the dashboard is updated daily, although when the data is reported, intervals based on it are possible.
Counties that have received the vaccine so far include El Paso, Actor, Midland, Parameter, Lamb, Lubbock, Terry, Lynn, Thunder, Wise, Denton, Colin, Hunt, Parker, Tarant, Dallas, Rockwall, Kaufman, Wood, Johnson . , Ellis, Henderson, Beauxer, Harris, Hardin, and Nulos.
So far, vaccines have been distributed only in a few hospitals in the state, giving priority to frontline health care workers, who are regularly exposed to the virus.
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