Timeline: COVID-19 vaccination distribution in Texas so far


A health worker extracts a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the military base in Queretaro, Mexico, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. The first batches of vaccines produced by Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech arrived to Mexico the previous day. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Each week, the state of Texas is expected to receive an allocation of vaccine doses to give to vaccine providers in the state, including pharmacies and clinics, long-term care facilities part of the federal program and now vaccination hubs.

Here’s a timeline of how many doses have been allocated since the start of vaccine distribution in December.

Week 1: Started Dec. 14

The state of Texas was allocated 224,250 doses of vaccine for 110 providers in Week 1 of distribution, according to DSHS.

Week 2: Started Dec. 21

About 620,000 doses — 460,500 from Moderna and 159,900 from Pfizer — were allocated to Texas this week. More than 1,100 providers in 185 counties in Texas were provided the vaccine this week for those in Phase 1A.

About 124,800 doses of the Pfizer shipment went to long-term care residents through the pharmacy program.

Some Moderna shipments in Texas were delayed though, because of issues related to the temperature at which the vaccines need to be stored at.

Week 3: Started Dec. 28

The CDC delivered 175,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine and 81,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to more than 350 Texas providers in 94 counties.

Another 121,875 doses of the Pfizer vaccine went to the federal long-term care facility program.

In the first three weeks of vaccine distribution, the state has been given 1.2 million doses. At this point in the rollout, vaccines will have reached providers in 199 Texas counties.

Week 4: Started Jan. 4

More than 325,000 first doses of the vaccine were allocated during this week — 167,300 doses of the Moderna vaccine and 37,050 of the Pfizer vaccine. Nearly 950 providers in 158 Texas counties were included in this week’s rollout.

Another 121,875 doses of the Pfizer vaccine were sent pharmacies for the long-term care program.

The CDC will ship 224,250 “second doses” to providers who received the vaccine the week of Dec. 14 — the first week of vaccine distribution.

Around 1.5 million first doses total have been allocated over the first four weeks of distribution, and the vaccine will have reached providers in 214 counties by week’s end.

Week 5: Started Jan. 11

About 234 providers in Texas will get their first doses this week. Around 500,000 doses will be given to providers as the “second doses” for people first vaccinated weeks ago, and 38,300 doses will go to other providers.

In the state, 28 hub providers will get 158,825 doses total, according to DSHS. Specific allocations will depend on how many people each of the hub providers is estimated to serve in one week.

The state is reserving 121,875 doses for the federal pharmacy program for long-term care facilities.

At this point in the vaccine rollout, shots have been administered to residents in all 254 Texas counties.

Week 6: Started Jan. 18

Texas will receive another 333,650 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. DSHS has instructed the CDC to ship those doses to 260 providers across the state.

That includes 79 hub providers that will focus on large community vaccination efforts and 181 additional providers, DSHS said.

In the past week, Texas became the first state to administer 1 million doses of the vaccine, which has now been administered to at least one person in all 254 counties in the state.

In addition to the new first doses being shipped, the state has ordered about 500,000 second doses for people first vaccinated a few weeks ago.

Week 7: Starts Jan. 25

Texas Department of State Health Services will ship COVID-19 doses to 212 providers across the state — including 82 hub providers and 130 additional providers — this week.

DSHS says 332,750 first doses will be available in the state, which is 900 less than last week.

Texas DSHS says over 1.37 million people have received their first dose and over 228,000 people have been fully vaccinated in the state.

Texas is ordering 216,350 doses intended to be second doses for patients who’ve already been vaccinated, according to DSHS.

However, vaccine supply is limited in Central Texas with thousands of people trying to register for their first dose. During a news conference, Austin Public Health officials said they don’t have enough vaccine available for the Phase 1B group, and it will take months to get people vaccinated effectively.

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