More Than 325,000 First Doses Sent to Providers in Fourth Week of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, 224,250 Second Doses Sent to Complete Vaccination for First Week Recipients

News Release
News Release
January 4, 2021

News Release
Jan. 4, 2021

The Texas Department of StateHealth Services has instructed the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionto ship first doses of COVID-19 vaccine to more than 949 providers in 158 Texascounties over the next week. The CDC will deliver 167,300 doses of the vaccinemanufactured by Moderna and 37,050 doses of the Pfizer vaccine directly to Texasproviders.

 

An additional 121,875 doses of thePfizer vaccine will go to the federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-TermCare Program.Vaccinations under the program started in Texas last week and, according to theCDC, will serve staff and residents at 770 long-term-care facilities in the nextweek.

 

The CDC will also deliver 224,250second doses to the providers who received vaccine the week of Dec. 14 tocomplete the series for the people that were vaccinated in the first week ofvaccine distribution.

 

Texas has been allocated about 1.5million first doses through the first four weeks of vaccine distribution, andvaccine will have reached providers in a total of 214 counties by the end ofthe week. DSHS has posted a vaccine provider location map that will be updated frequently. Alist of providers that will be receiving vaccine this week is available at /sites/default/files/news/updates/COVIDVaccineAllocation-Week4.pdf.

 

DSHS encourages providers to rapidlyvaccinate priority populations against COVID-19 and promptly report dosesadministered in ImmTrac2, the state’s immunization registry. While the supplyof vaccine is still limited, additional allocations of vaccine will be receivedeach week.

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(News Media Contact: pressofficer@dshs.texas.gov)