COVID-19 Vaccines Report, March 8: CDC Releases Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People

The information below is current as of March 8, 2021.  

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.  

  • CDC Releases Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People: Fully vaccinated people can visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or physical distancing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in health recommendations published today. Among other recommendations, fully vaccinated people should continue to take precautions while in public, should avoid crowds, and should get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, the guidance said. Read more information.
  • Info Session Tomorrow on Addressing Patient Concerns: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host a Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Call on vaccine safety and effectiveness and how to address patient questions and concerns. The call is scheduled from 1 to 2 pm (CT) Tuesday, March 9. Read more information.
  • 10 Things to Know to Administer Vaccines: Texas has now administered nearly 6.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, based on guiding principles that prioritize essential health care workers and vulnerable populations. TMA public health experts have complied a list of 10 things to know about administering the vaccines that have received an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Association so far. Read more information.
  • More Than 1 Million Doses Coming to Texas: Another 929,320 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be delivered to 1,651 facilities across Texas this week, along with 200,000 doses to be delivered to pharmacies and federally-qualified health centers directly from the federal government, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) said. “The significant increase is largely due to a supply of 245,200 doses of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine,” which received an emergency use authorization  last week, DSHS said. The state also has ordered 457,000 doses intended as the second dose. Read more information.

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March 08, 2021

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