The Texas Department of State Health Services has instructed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ship first doses of COVID-19 vaccine to 234 providers this week. That includes 28 hub providers that will focus on large community vaccination efforts as Texas vaccinates health care workers, people 65 and older and those with medical conditions that put them at greater risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.

The hub providers, listed below, will receive 158,825 doses of vaccine based on the number of people each provider estimated it could serve in a week. An additional 38,300 doses will go to other providers to continue vaccination in communities statewide. Providers in 104 counties will receive vaccine shipments this week, bringing the cumulative number of counties to 222. Vaccine has been administered to residents of all 254 Texas counties.

In addition to the vaccine outlined above, Texas will reserve 121,875 doses for the federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care program. This completes the first doses the state has been required to set aside, freeing up that much more vaccine to be shipped to providers each week in the future. Texas providers will also receive about 500,000 doses intended as the second dose for people first vaccinated a few weeks ago.

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. The supply is expected to increase in the coming months, and additional vaccines are in clinical trials and may be authorized by the Food and Drug Administration.

People can find more information on COVID-19 vaccine at dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/immunize/vaccine.aspx.

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Vaccine Hub Providers for Week of Jan. 11
Provider Name County Total Doses
Bell County Public Health District BELL

3900

San Antonio Metro Health District BEXAR

9000

University Health System BEXAR

10725

CHI St. Joseph College Station Hospital BRAZOS

1200

Cameron County Public Health CAMERON

6000

Dallas County Health and Human Services DALLAS

6000

Parkland Hospital DALLAS

6825

UT Southwestern Medical Center DALLAS

10000

Denton County Public Health DENTON

3500

El Paso Fire Department EL PASO

5000

University Medical Center of El Paso EL PASO

5000

Harris County Public Health HARRIS

8000

Houston Health Department HARRIS

8000

Houston Methodist Hospital HARRIS

10725

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance HIDALGO

6500

Hidalgo County Health and Human Services HIDALGO

5000

City of Lubbock Health Department LUBBOCK

5000

Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center MAVERICK

1200

Waco-McLennan County Public Health District MCLENNAN

1500

Ascension Providence Hospital MCLENNAN

1500

Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District NUECES

4000

Amarillo Public Health Department POTTER

5000

Northeast Texas Public Health District SMITH

1500

UT Health Science Center Tyler SMITH

1500

Tarrant County Public Health TARRANT

9000

Texas Health Resources TARRANT

10050

Austin Public Health TRAVIS

12000

City of Laredo Health Department WEBB

1200

Visit Texas Department of State Health Services on the web at http://www.dshs.texas.gov.