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Texas students won't be required to get COVID-19 vaccine, DSHS says

Texas students won't be required to get COVID-19 vaccine, DSHS says

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The COVID-19 vaccination won’t be included in the list of mandatory vaccines Texas students must get to attend school, according to the Texas Department of State Health Service associate commissioner Imelda Garcia.

DSHS held a news conference Thursday on the heels of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine’s emergency approval for use in children ages 12-15. The group provided an update on how it will dole out the vaccine moving forward.

Garcia is the chairperson of the COVID-19 expert vaccine allocation panel and associate commissioner for laboratory and infectious disease services for DSHS. She led the news conference.

Despite the COVID-19 vaccine not being mandatory for students, health experts are recommending anyone who can get the vaccine to do so.

Austin Public Health officials urged parents to get their kids vaccinated against the disease caused by the novel coronavirus as soon as possible as cases in school-aged children are rising. Area school districts are contacting parents, working with local health departments and modifying pop-up clinics to give shots to eligible students once vaccines are available.

Dr. Mark Escott, Austin’s chief medical officer, said COVID-19 hospitalizations in the 10-19 age group are currently the highest they’ve ever been during the pandemic. On Monday, he said eight children in the age group were hospitalized, including a 3-year-old.

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DSHS: More than 2.5 million COVID vaccine doses are headed to Texas providers next week

DSHS: More than 2.5 million COVID vaccine doses are headed to Texas providers next week

AUSTIN (KXAN) — More than 2.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be sent to Texas hubs and providers next week, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Friday.

Of the entire allotment of doses, just over 1 million first doses will be shipped for 2,011 providers across 200 counties, the most doses and providers to date, DSHS said. The state is also ordering 626,290 second doses for people to complete the vaccine treatment, and an additional 900,000 doses — both first and second — are headed to pharmacies, federally-qualified health centers and dialysis centers by the federal government.

Pharmacies at HEB, Randalls and Walgreens around the area received 100 Johnson and Johnson vaccine doses each, so be sure to check your local stores for availability.

Austin Public Health received 12,000 Moderna doses and 1,000 Johnson and Johnson doses.

DSHS said the state has administered 11.8 million doses of the vaccine, adding about 1.8 million from last week’s total and 360,000 more than what was reported Thursday.

More than 4.3 million Texans are fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, while almost 7.8 million have had at least one of two required shots for the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.

More than 125,000 people have signed up for the state’s vaccine online scheduling tool[3] that allows people across the state to register for vaccine appointments at public health agencies.

Here are the vaccine types and allotments hubs and providers in the KXAN viewing area are scheduled to receive next week:

Travis County

Provider Moderna Pfizer J&J Total
Austin Public Health 12,000 1,000 13,000
38h Street Pharmacy 200 200
AMG Texas Balcones Woods 100 100
AMP Wellness 100 100
ATX Primary Care 100 100
Austin Ear, Nose and Throat 300 300
Austin Family Allergy and Asthma 200 200
Austin North Burnet 300 300
APH Immunization Program 500 500
Austin Radiological Assoc. 300 300
ARC – Anderson Mill 500 500
ARC – Quarry Lake 500 500
ARC – Wilson Parke 500 500
Austin State Hospital 100 100
BSW Riverplace 500 500
Bee Caves Family Practice 100 100
BSW Med. Center Lakeway 500 500
Code 4 Emergency Services 1,170 1170
E David Pampe, MD 100 100
Family Wellness Clinic UT Nursing 300 300
HEB (100 each at 26 Austin stores) 2,600 2,600
Hill Country Allergy & Asthma 300 300
Lake Hills Pharmacy 500 500
Lone Star Circle or Care 100 100
Marchand and Associates 200 200
Margolin and Keinarth MD 200 200
Northwest Hills at Davenport 300 300
Peoples Pharmacy No. 1 100 100
Randalls (100 each at 9 Austin stores) 900 900
Seton Medical Center Austin 11,700 11,700
Auro Pharmacy 1,200 1,200
South Oaks Family Medicine 100 100
Southwest Pediatric Associates 200 200
Tarrytown Pharmacy 300 300
Texas Neuro Rehab Center 100 100
Hospital at Westlake Medical Center 200 200
Vaccine Machine 500 500
Vina Pharmacy 300 300
Walgreens (100 each at 28 Austin stores) 2,800 2,800
Wellmed Ben White 1,500 1,500
Yun W. Kim MD 200 200
ARC – Bee Cave 500 500
Walgreens Bee Cave 500 500
ARC – Manor 500 500
BRC Healthcare 100 100
ARC – Kelly Lane 500 500
ARC – Pflugerville 500 500
HEB on Wells Branch 100 100
HEB on FM 685 100 100
Walgreens on Pecan 100 100
Walgreens on FM 685 100 100
Walgreen on Wells Branch 100 100
Travis County ESD 8 200 200
Walgreens Westlake 100 100
DSHS Warehouse 100,000 100,000
Texas DPS 1,100 1,100

Williamson County

Provider Moderna Pfizer J&J Total
WCCHD Round Rock 1,600 1,600
Eixsys Healthcare System 500 500
Curative Medical Associates PA 11,700 11,700
Baylor Scott And White Round Rock Family Medicine 500 500
Austin Regional Clinic 2,500 2,500
Advanced Pain Care 200 200
Randalls Pharmacy 300 300
Lighthouse Pediatrics 100 100
Baylor Scott And White Health- Cedar Park Multispecialty Clinic 500 500
Walgreens Pharmacy 05159 1,700 1,700
HEB (Check local stores) 1,300 1,300
Ascension Medical Group Seton Primary Care 200 200

Hays County

Provider Pfizer Moderna J&J Total
HEB Pharmacy 600 600
Walgreens Pharmacy 1,800 1,800
Austin Regional Clinic 4,070 4,070
Lhd Hays County Health Department 3,510 3,510
Solutions Pharmacy 500 500
Ascension Medical Group Seton San Marcos 100 100
B And J Pharmacy 300 300
Genoa Healthcare-20125 – San Marcos 100 100
Live Oak Health Partners Comm Cl 500 500
San Marcos High 300 300
Texas State University Student Health Services 1,170 1,170
Brookshires Pharmacy 100 100
Wimberley Pharmacy 200 200

Bastrop County

Provider Pfizer Moderna J&J Total
A+ Life Style Medical Group 2,000 2,000
HEB Pharmacy 200 200
Walgreens Pharmacy 200 200

Blanco County

Provider Pfizer Moderna J&J Total
Blanco Pharmacy & Wellness 100 100

Burnet County

Provider Pfizer Moderna J&J Total
HEB Pharmacy 200 200
Walgreens Pharmacy 200 200

Caldwell County

Provider Pfizer Moderna J&J Total
Walgreens Pharmacy 11131 200 200
BJP Healthcare LLC Lockhart 200 200
Heb Pharmacy 445 100 100
Lockhart Family Medicine 200 200
Lockhart Family Practice Center 200 200

Fayette County

Provider Pfizer Moderna J&J Total
HEB Pharmacy, La Grange 100 100

Gillespie County

Provider Pfizer Moderna J&J Total
Hill Country Memorial Hospital 1,200 1,200
HEB Pharmacy 100 100
Walgreens Pharmacy 100 100

Lee County

Provider Pfizer Moderna J&J Total
Davam Urgent Care   100 100
Pieratt’s Pharmacy 100 100

Llano County

Provider Pfizer Moderna J&J Total
MidCoast Medical Center-Central 200 200

Mason County

Provider Pfizer Moderna J&J Total
Frontera Healthcare Network Mason Clinic 100 100

Milam County

Provider Pfizer Moderna J&J Total
LHD Milam Co. Health Department 500 500
Brookshire’s Pharmacy 100 100

San Saba County

Provider Pfizer Moderna J&J Total
Baylor Scott and White Clinic 100 100

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