More than 1 million first doses of COVID-19 vaccine coming to Texas this week

Texas has now administered more than 10 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, health officials say

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2021, file photo, vials for the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are displayed on a tray at a clinic set up by the New Hampshire National Guard in the parking lot of Exeter, N.H., High School. The nation is poised to get a third vaccine against COVID-19, but health officials are concerned that at first glance the Johnson & Johnson shot may not be seen as equal to other options from Pfizer and Moderna. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

More than 1 million first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped across Texas this week, according to state health officials.

The Texas Department of State Health Services announced the shipment Friday, and said the state is allocating 818,410 doses to at least 779 providers in 202 counties.

There will also be more than 200,000 additional doses available to pharmacy locations and federally-qualified health centers, coming directly from the federal government, according to health officials.

Below are how many vaccines the hubs in Bexar County will be receiving next week, according to the state health services’ website.

  • San Antonio Metropolitan Health District Main Immunizations Clinic - 300 doses of the Moderna vaccine and 12,870 doses of the Pfizer vaccine for week 16.
  • University Health System - 12,870 doses of the Pfizer vaccine for week 16.
  • *UT Health San Antonio/Wellness 360 (Adult) - 7,020 doses of the Pfizer vaccine for week 16.

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Texas has now administered more than 10 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is an increase of 1.2 million in the last week, according to state health officials.

More than 6.8 million people have received at least one dose and almost 3.5 million are now fully vaccinated, the state health department says.

More than six in 10 Texas seniors have received at least one dose, and four in 10 are now fully vaccinated, according to health officials. More than 30% of all Texans at least 16-years-old have gotten at least one dose, the state health department says.

For more information on the state’s vaccine shipments, or for more information on the available COVID-19 vaccines, visit the state health department’s website here.

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