APH released a COVID-19 vaccine distribution dashboard Feb. 8, in an effort to increase public transparency, according to an update from the city of Austin. The dashboard, which will undergo weekly updates, presents a cumulative total of doses administered as well as demographic breakdowns.
Texas remains in the early stages of vaccine rollouts, and the focus is currently placed on the state’s most vulnerable residents.
Eligible Texans include those in Phase 1A, which includes frontline health care workers and residents in long-term care facilities, as well as Phase 1B, which includes people over the age of 65 or individuals with certain medical conditions.
“There are more than 150,000 people who qualify as 1A or 1B, and APH has only received 12,000 vaccines per week since Jan. 11,” a Feb. 8 APH statement said.
The Texas Department of State Health Services approved more than 350 vaccine providers in Travis County. However, APH’s dashboard only reflects doses allocated by the public health agency.
Notably, at this time the data does not include vaccines that were administered prior to the city’s electronic registration process, according to APH.
The Lake Travis-Westlake area encompasses nine western Travis County ZIP codes pertaining to cities such as West Lake Hills, Rollingwood, Lakeway, Bee Cave and unincorporated communities such as Spicewood.
The region is also home to a growing population of elderly individuals. Among the included cities, West Lake Hills is home to the largest number of residents who received at least the first dose of the vaccine. Sixty- to 79-year-olds represent the most robust age group in the city, accounting for 30.17% of the population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau 2019 demographics.
Lakeway’s 78734 ZIP code represented the second largest number of vaccinated residents. Approximately 26.59% of Lakeawy’s residents are between the ages of 60 and 79, and 3.91% are 80 or older, as reported by the U.S. census.