The state of Texas will receive 401,650 and Hays County will receive 4,450 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the federal government for the week of Feb. 15. That’s over double the amount they received the week before.
Hays County will receive 1,950 doses of Pfizer and 2,500 doses of the Moderna vaccine.
The Texas Department of State Health Services has instructed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ship those doses to 302 providers in 158 counties across Texas.
That includes 85 hub providers that will focus on broader community vaccination efforts including the hardest hit populations and areas in exchange for a steady supply of vaccines from week to week.
An additional 217 providers will receive doses next week with a focus on those that serve older adults, such as health departments, pharmacies, federally qualified health centers, community and rural clinics, and some medical practices that specialize in care for older adults.
Hays County has an estimated population of 230,191 with 19,655 (8.54 percent) that have received their first dose, 6,066 that have been fully vaccinated, and has an estimated 183,380 people between the ages of 16 years and older.
Texas has an estimated population of 29,0000 and has vaccinated at least 2,794,008 with their first dose and 1,035,543 that have been fully vaccinated.
*These totals were updated by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) on February 12, 2021, at 11:58 AM
COMPARISON – HAYS COUNTY VS. STATE OF TEXAS:
PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION VACCINATED
|POPULATION OF TEXAS
||FIRST DOSE||FULLY VACCINATED
|HAYS COUNTY||230,191 IS 0.79% OF TEXAS
||19,655 OR 8.54%||6,066 OR 2.64%|
|STATE OF TEXAS||29,000,000||2,794,008 OR 9.63%||1,035,543 OR 3.57%|
On top of the state allocation, the federal government has shipped 80,000 doses of vaccine to 376 pharmacy locations across the state as part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.
Pharmacies participating in Texas include CVS, H-E-B, Walmart, and a consortium of independent pharmacies. Details of both allocations are available on the DSHS vaccine allocations page.
DSHS encourages providers to make accommodations for people 75 and older, who remain at the highest risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. For example, providers could set aside a certain number of doses for older adults, serve them during special hours, help them move through vaccine clinics more quickly, or work with local partners to facilitate in-home vaccination. This does not change the groups eligible for vaccination.
In addition to the first doses mentioned above, the state is ordering 333,650 doses intended as the second dose for people first vaccinated a few weeks ago.
DSHS is working with providers to make sure that they order the number of second doses they need at the appropriate time. People should be able to return to the same provider to receive their second dose within six weeks of getting the first.
Texas providers have administered more than 3.8 million doses of vaccine. Nearly 2.8 million people have received at least one dose, and over one million have been fully vaccinated.
While 72 percent of Texans have been vaccinated in their home county, it is not a requirement, and the vaccine has been administered to residents of all 254 counties.
Texas continues to vaccinate health care workers, residents of long-term care facilities, people 65 and older, and those with medical conditions that put them at greater risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.
The vaccine remains limited based on the capacity of the manufacturers to produce it, so it will take time for Texas to receive enough vaccine for all the people in the priority populations who want to be vaccinated.
Currently, there is not enough vaccine to supply every provider with vaccine every week.
People can find more information on COVID-19 vaccine at https://www.dshs.texas.gov/covidvaccine/.
- Weekly vaccine allocations, including the full list for the week of Feb. 15
- Vaccination hub providers with contact information
- DSHS/TDEM map of vaccine providers
- Texas Vaccine Data
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- Hays County Residents Can Now Pre-Register For A COVID-19 Vaccination
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- Hays County Releases Frequently Asked Questions On Vaccine Distribution
- Some Hays County Residents Given Advanced Notice Of Available Vaccine. Were You One Of Them?