COVID-19 Vaccines Report, Jan. 6, 2021: “No Vaccine Should Be Kept In Reserve,” Health Official Says

The information below is current as of Jan. 6, 2021. 

Read the Jan. 5 report: More Vaccines Distributed, Including Second Doses 

Distribution and Prioritization 

The Department of State Health Services’ (DSHS) hosts weekly meetings of the Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel (EVAP). Find details below, and check this DSHS webpage for updates.  

  • “No Vaccine Should Be Kept In Reserve,” Health Official Says: Physicians and health care professionals continue to be first priority for COVID-19 vaccines, EVAP members have said. However, to prevent vaccine waste, “all providers that have received COVID-19 vaccine must immediately vaccinate health care workers, Texans over the age of 65, and people with medical conditions that put them at a greater risk of severe disease or death from COVID-19,” said John Hellerstedt, MD, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services. “No vaccine should be kept in reserve.”
  • Need a Vaccine? Your County Medical Society Might Help: Several county medical societies have partnered with chain pharmacies in their areas to provide COVID-19 vaccines to physicians and other health care workers.

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January 06, 2021

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