COVID-19 Vaccines Report, Jan.7, 2021: Vaccines to Go to Large Hubs, Officials Say

The information below is current as of Jan. 7, 2021. 

Read the Jan. 6 report: No Vaccine Should Be Kept In Reserve,” Health Official Says 

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.  

  • Vaccines to Go to Large Hubs, Officials Say: Most of next week’s COVID-19 vaccine allotment will be sent to large facilities that can vaccinate more than 100,000 people, the Texas Department of State Health Services said. “Providers that receive the larger amounts of vaccine will vaccinate health care workers, people who are 65 and older, and those who have a medical condition that increases their risk of severe disease or death,” the announcement says. Read more information.
  • Texas to Receive Almost $2 Billion to Support Vaccines, Testing: Texas will receive more than $227 million to support COVID-19 vaccination activities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced. The funds will be distributed throughout the state, CDC said. Texas also will receive an additional $1.5 billion to support testing, contact tracing, surveillance, containment, and mitigation to monitor and suppress the spread of COVID-19, CDC said. Read more information.
  • “There Is No Need to Reserve Shots”: State health officials continue to urge vaccine administrators to use all doses to avoid waste. “Providers should use all doses allocated to administer the first dose of vaccine to people,” DSHS said. “There is no need to reserve shots for a second dose because they will get a matching number of doses for that at the appropriate time.” Read more information.

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January 07, 2021

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