Because the state is committed to providing vaccinations for health care workers, people over 65, and those who are already ill, 6 of the 28 “hubs” are from North Texas medical institutions that are responsible for large-scale Community COVID-19 vaccination work.
The Texas Department of Health Services said it instructed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ship large quantities of the first batch of vaccines to 28 medical institutions.
The North Texas hub includes Dallas County Health and Public Services, Parkland Hospital, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Denton County Public Health, Tarrant County Public Health, and Fort Worth’s Texas Health Resources.
The remaining 22 hubs are located in Amarillo, Austin, University City, Corpus Christi, Eagle Pass, Edinburgh, El Paso, Houston, Laredo, Lubbock, San Antonio, San Antonio Benito, Sanctuary, Taylor and Waco.
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In addition to the center, DSHS will distribute 38,300 doses of vaccine to dozens of hospitals, doctor’s offices and long-term care facilities in Texas.
Texas also reserves 121,875 doses of vaccine for the Federal Long-Term Care Pharmaceutical Cooperation Program, which focuses on vaccinating residents of long-term care facilities.
The vaccines distributed this week include those produced by Pfizer and Moderna.
To learn more about vaccinations in Colin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties, click here.
Find the list of providers that receive vaccine shipments below, or click here.
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Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say that more than 30,000 people have died of COVID-19 in Texas, which is the second highest death in the country.
John Hopkins said that in the past two weeks, the average daily rolling number of new cases in Texas has increased by 9,363.7, an increase of 76.9%.
After a steady increase last week, the number of hospitalizations in Texas fell by 824 to 13,111 on Sunday.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, which disappear within a few weeks. But for others, especially the elderly and people with health problems, the virus can cause serious illness and be fatal.
Coronavirus cases in Texas
The location on the map is the approximate location of the county and is not intended to identify the residence of any infected person.
Case data came from various sources, including county health departments, Texas Department of Health Services, KXAN-TV in Austin, and KPRC-TV in Houston.