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Governor provides update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution
12/17/2020

Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday, December 17 held a press conference where he provided an update on statewide COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

 

This week, about 95,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been delivered to 23 different sites throughout the state of Texas. An additional 129,675 doses will be delivered to 87 sites today — bringing the total number of doses to over 224,000 across 110 providers (hospitals and medical schools) in 34 counties.

 

The governor said that number will increase significantly as more vaccines are produced and with the upcoming distribution of the Moderna vaccine, which could get emergency clearance from the FDA as early as this week.

 

"It is a historic week in the Lone Star State as the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine arrive in our communities," said Governor Abbott. "We are swiftly distributing these vaccines to health care workers across the state and will continue to ensure that Texans on the front lines have access to these live-saving immunizations."

 

By the end of the month, the governor said more than a million vaccines will be distributed to a variety of providers including hospitals, health centers, clinics and other medical practices, pharmacies, freestanding emergency rooms, urgent cares, long-term care facilities, local health departments, state hospitals, state supported living centers, and Texas Department of Criminal Justice facilities.

 

Additionally, DSHS will begin reserving doses of COVID-19 vaccine next week for the federal Long-Term Care Pharmacy Partnership. This program will begin the week of December 28. 


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