Travis County to receive 44,530 Moderna, Pfizer doses week of April 26

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Travis County providers are set to receive 44,530 initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this week. (Courtesy Adobe Stock/Graphic by Justin Howell/Community Impact Newspaper)

Travis County providers are set to receive 44,530 initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this week. (Courtesy Adobe Stock/Graphic by Justin Howell/Community Impact Newspaper)

More than 50 providers in Travis County will receive COVID-19 vaccine allocations from the Texas Department of State Health Services this week as the state continues its vaccine rollout. Currently, all adults qualify to receive vaccines in Texas, and 16- and 17 year-olds are authorized to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

Of the 44,530 initial doses headed to local providers this week, half are Moderna shots and half are Pfizer. DSHS has not allocated any Johnson & Johnson vaccines this week; however, the agency told providers April 24 that they should resume administration of the Johnson & Johnson shot following an 11-day recommended pause by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. During the week of April 13, DSHS allocated 2,300 Johnson & Johnson doses to Travis County providers at the same time as the CDC recommended the pause. Some of those doses may be available this week.

As in previous weeks, regional hub provider Austin Public Health leads this week's local allocation with 12,000 Moderna doses. DSHS said in an April 23 news release that many of the state's large hubs had reduced their requests for allocations as doses become available at "smaller, more convenient locations." UT Health Austin, Travis County's other hub provider, is set to receive 5,850 Pfizer doses this week, down from 8,190 the week of April 19.

Ascension-Seton Medical Center, which contributes doses to the Central Texas Counties Vaccine Collaborative drive-thru vaccination site at the Circuit of the Americas, will receive 11,700 doses this week. Other providers receiving at least 1,000 doses include South Austin Medical Clinic, Vina Pharmacy, Austin Diagnostic Clinic, Walgreens Pharmacy at 3407 Wells Branch Parkway, Austin, and Baylor Scott & White Health locations in Austin and Lakeway.

See the full list of allocations here.
By Olivia Aldridge
Olivia is the reporter for Community Impact's Central Austin edition. A graduate of Presbyterian College in upstate South Carolina, Olivia was a reporter and producer at South Carolina Public Radio before joining Community Impact in Austin.


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