The Texas Department of State Health Services shipped over 2.5 million doses to Texas providers for the week of April 5, according to an April 2 news release from the department. According to the release, that includes 1,094,920 first doses of the vaccine that were allocated to 2,011 providers across the state—the largest number of doses and providers to date.
Montgomery County was allocated 34,460 doses of the vaccine for the week of April 5, including 15,120 first doses and 19,340 second doses.
The bulk of the county's weekly vaccine allocation will go to one of the county's vaccination hub providers, the Lone Star Family Health Center, and to private provider Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital. A total of 7,350 doses were reserved for those two locations, according to Texas Department of State Health Services data.
While the county's second hub site, CHI St. Luke's Health The Woodlands Hospital, did not receive doses this week, more resources remain available through hubs online and by phone. Interested recipients can access St. Luke's new vaccine scheduling tool online in addition to its county phone line at 936-202-2060. Additional details from Lone Star can be accessed here and by calling 936-523-5230.
In addition to the Montgomery County Jail, located on Criminal Justice Drive in Conroe, 16 Walgreens pharmacies have been added as new county providers, and each received 100 doses of the vaccine.
Montgomery County providers have received almost 315,000 vaccine doses in the first 17 weeks of statewide vaccine distribution, including first and second doses allocated through the state and smaller pharmacy allocations provided at the federal level.
More than 195,000 vaccine doses have been administered in Montgomery County as of April 6, including just over 124,000 people vaccinated with a first dose and 76,245 people who are fully vaccinated, according to the DSHS. Those who are fully vaccinated represent around 16.3% of the county's estimated population age 16 and older.
More vaccine allocation and administration data may be viewed on the DSHS COVID-19 vaccination dashboard.
DATA: Montgomery County receives over 34,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses for the week of April 5
Montgomery County was allocated 15,210 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for the week of April 5. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)