UT Health Austin and Dell Medical School among first facilities in Texas to receive COVID-19 vaccine – Community Impact Newspaper

Distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is set to begin in Texas Dec. 14, according to the Department of State Health Services. UT Health Austin and Dell Medical School at the University of Texas will be among the first four facilities to receive the vaccine in the state. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention have allocated 1.4 million initial doses of the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech to Texas. Of those 1.4 million, the state has a plan to allocate more than 224,000 doses to 109 health care institutions the week of Dec. 14 for frontline health care workers. Eleven facilities in Central Texas are slated to receive a total of 16,575 doses in the initial shipment.

Facilities in the states four largest cities will be first to receive the vaccine Dec. 14, including UT Health Austin and Dell Medical School at the University of Texas, DSHS confirmed. The other three facilities receiving doses are Wellness 360 at UT Health San Antonio, the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

An additional 19 facilities are set to receive their first doses of the vaccine Dec. 15. The remaining 86 institutions tabbed to accept initial shipments would then receive their first doses later in the week. The full list of facilities to receive shipments Dec. 14 and Dec. 15, according to the state, is as follows:

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