The Houston-areas very first batch of the coronavirus vaccine will consist of 59,475 doses of the inoculation, state health authorities revealed Friday.
Previously today, Gov. Greg Abbott said that the state would receive its first allocation of the vaccine– approximately 1.4 million doses from the drug makers Pfizer and Moderna– beginning in mid-December, pending federal approval.
” As anticipated, the initial vaccine supply is limited, and the very first weeks allotment is based on details sent by vaccine service providers when they enrolled, consisting of the variety of healthcare workers who can be quickly vaccinated and vaccine storage capability at each website,” DSHS said in a news update on its site. “More vaccine will be available for more providers in the following weeks, including vaccine from Moderna once it is authorized.”
Bigger allotments are expected in January and in the following months, Abbott stated in a release.
” The State of Texas is currently gotten ready for the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine, and will promptly disperse these vaccines to Texans who voluntarily select to be immunized,” Abbott said in a release. “As we wait for the first shipment of these vaccines, we will deal with neighborhoods to alleviate the spread of COVID-19.”
Roughly 224,000 doses are anticipated to arrive as early as Dec. 14, according to the Texas Department of State Health Service. Authorities will distribute the initial shipment to 109 healthcare facilities in 34 counties throughout the state.
21 medical facilities in Harris County, 4 in Montgomery County, one in Galveston County and one in Fort Bend County were picked to get the vaccine.
In a declaration, Texas Childrens Hospital said: At this time, Texas Childrens Hospital, like numerous other healthcare facilities in the Texas Medical Center and throughout the nation, are diligently working through readiness plans to administer the vaccine to our labor force once official news and assistance originates from federal, state and county authorities.
In a statement, St. Lukes Health stated they have centers that have well-established protocols in location to get, store, and administer vaccinations and is prepared to partner with local and state health companies to help safely disperse COVID-19 vaccines.
State health authorities stated medical facility personnel working straight with patients who have checked positive or are at high danger for COVID-19, emergency medical service suppliers who engage in 911 emergency situation services like pre-hospital care and transportation, home health care employees, and homeowners of assisted living home and assisted living centers are amongst the first tier of Texans qualified to get the vaccine.
Mayor Sylvester Turner resolved the news of the vaccine and stated he plans to take it whenever its provided to him.
” I mean to take the vaccine and I intend to get immunized in a very public method. I know theres a great deal of skepticism, wonder about, and disinformation however let me tell you if you dont take it then youre putting yourself and your households at greater threat,” stated Turner.
Heres a list of the regional hospitals set to receive the states very first allocation of the vaccine.
Harris County (Total: 49,725 doses).
Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital: 1,950.
Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital: 975.
St Lukes Hospital At The Vintage: 975.
TCH Main: 3,900.
HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest: 1,950.
Texas Childrens Hospital West Campus: 975.
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center: 4,875.
LBJ Hospital – Harris County Hospital District: 1,950.
Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center: 5,850.
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights: 1,950.
Memorial Hermann SE Hospital: 1,950.
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center: 2,925.
Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital: 975.
Ben Taub General Hospital: 1,950.
Houston Methodist West Hospital: 975.
Houston Methodist Hospital: 5,850.
CHI St Lukes Health: 5,850.
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital: 975.
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital: 975.
HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast: 975.
University Of Texas Medical Branch – Clear Lake: 975.
Montgomery County (Total: 4,875 dosages).
Texas Childrens Hospital Woodlands: 975.
Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital: 975.
Kingwood Medical Center: 975.
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital: 1,950.
Fort Bend County (Total: 1,950 dosages).
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital: 1,950.
Galveston County (Total: 2,925 dosages).
University Of Texas Medical Branch Hospital: 2,925.
View the complete list of Texas medical facilities set to get the states first allowance of the COVID-19 vaccine here.
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