Timeline: COVID-19 vaccination distribution in Texas so far

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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.

Week 8: Starts Feb. 1

Texas is slated to receive 520,425 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this week from the federal government.

Those doses will go to 344 providers, including 82 hubs, in 166 counties in the state, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. The providers also include more than 100 federally-qualified health centers who give car to underserved populations.

More doses are being sent out this time due to a 30% increase in the number of Moderna doses being given out by the federal government and a return of more than 126,750 doses of the Pfizer vaccine Texas had set aside for the federal pharmacy program, DSHS said.

Another 188,225 doses will be ordered to be used as second doses, DSHS said. DSHS is working with providers to make sure those arrive on time. Leaders are hoping that people should be able to go back to the same provider to get their second shot.

So far, nearly 2.2 million doses have been administered. More than 1.75 million people have gotten at least one shot and more than 410,000 have been fully vaccinated.

Week 9: Starts Feb. 8

For the week of Feb. 8, Texas is expected to receive 401,750 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine intended to be used as first doses for those in Phases 1A and 1B.

The Texas Department of State Health Services asked the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ship those doses to a total of 358 providers in 135 counties in Texas, which includes 85 hubs.

Another 273 providers focused on serving older adults will get doses next week as well.

The state is getting another 330,925 doses intended to be used as second doses for people who were previously vaccinated, DSHS stated.

So far, DSHS said providers in the state have given out nearly 2.9 million doses. More than 2.2 million have gotten at least one dose and nearly 670,000 have been fully vaccinated.

Week 10: Starts Feb. 15

Texas is expected to receive 407,650 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the federal government next week, according to a release from the Texas Department of State Health Services Friday.

Texas DSHS said it instructed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ship those doses to 302 providers in 158 counties across Texas. This includes 85 hub providers focused on serving the broader community and 217 providers who will focus on older adults.

On top of that allocation, the government shipped 80,000 doses of vaccine to 376 pharmacy locations in the state including select CVS, H-E-B, Walmart locations as well as independent pharmacies, DSHS said.

The state is also ordering 333,650 doses to be used as “second” doses for those vaccinated a few weeks ago, DSHS said.

So far, 3.8 million doses of the vaccine have been administered, according to DSHS. Nearly 2.8 million have gotten at least one dose, and more than 1 million have been fully vaccinated.

Week 11: Starts Feb. 22

DSHS said Texas providers have been allocated 591,920 first doses from the federal government. Those doses will go to 563 providers in 230 counties across the state. This number includes 84,240 doses for large vaccine clinics in Harris, Dallas and Tarrant Counties.

The state also ordered 516,830 doses to be used as second doses.

More than 100,000 first doses and 300,000 second doses intended for delivery last week were still awaiting shipment due to the winter storms.

Providers have administered more than 4.3 million doses. More than 3 million people have gotten at least one dose, and about 1.3 million have been fully vaccinated, DSHS said.

Week 12: Starts March 1

The Texas Department of State Health Services announced 676,280 first doses have been allocated. Those doses will go out to 522 providers in 199 counties in the state. This number includes 84,240 doses for federally-supported vaccine clinics in the Houston and North Texas areas, as well as 52,650 unused doses returned to the state by the long-term care program.

DSHS said providers have administered more than 5 million doses. More than 3.3 million Texans have gotten at least one dose, and 1.7 million are fully vaccinated. More than 40% of adults 65 years and older have gotten at least one dose, and nearly 1 in 5 are fully vaccinated, according to the department.

Another 429,600 doses have been ordered to be used as second doses. These will arrive when they are needed to be administered, DSHS explained. Patients should be able to go back to the same provider they got their first dose at.

Week 13: Starts March 8

Texas will receive more than 1 million first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for the week of March 8, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

The state is setting aside 929,320 doses for 1,651 providers in 234 counties. Another 200,000+ doses will be going to pharmacy locations in the state and federally-qualified health centers.

This increase in allocation size is due to 245,200 doses of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine. About 24,000 doses were sent to vaccination sites in Arlington, Dallas and Houston, DSHS said.

Nearly 6.3 million doses have been administered in the state so far, DSHS reports. More than 4 million have gotten at least one dose; more than 2.2 million are fully vaccinated.

Another 457,000 doses intended to be used as second doses have been ordered, DSHS said.

Week 14: Starts March 15

The state of Texas is expected to get more than 800,000 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine next week, a step down from the 1 million that came in this week.

The Texas Department of State Health Services said 656,810 doses will go to at least 445 providers in 178 counties. Another 200,000 first doses are slated for pharmacies and federally-qualified health centers.

This is the third-largest allocation Texas is expected to receive since vaccines started shipping out in December.

Texas has administered more than 7.6 million doses, with an increase of about 1.4 million in just the last week, DSHS said. More than 5 million have gotten at least one dose, and more than 2.7 million are full vaccinated.

DSHS believes 12 to 14 million people in Texas will be eligible for vaccinations next week with the addition of Phase 1C.

Another 578,320 second doses have also been ordered, DSHS said.

Week 15: Starts March 22

Texas is expected to receive more than 900,000 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for this week.

The Texas Department of State Health Services says 685,470 doses will go to at least 481 providers in 183 counties in the state. Another 230,000 first doses will go to pharmacies and federally-qualified health centers.

Another 674,580 doses have been ordered by the state to be used as second doses.

Texas has given out more than 8.8 million doses, an increase of 1.2 million just in the last week, DSHS says. More than 6 million have gotten at least one dose, and more than 3 million are fully vaccinated.

For seniors in the state, DSHS says 59% of them have received one dose, and one in three are fully vaccinated. Nearly one in seven of all Texans at least 16 years old are now fully vaccinated as well.

DSHS says about 12 to 14 million people are currently eligible to be vaccinated under Phases 1A, 1B and 1C.

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