Twenty-eight coronavirus vaccination hubs will receive most of the state's next shipment of COVID-19 vaccines this week, with 158,825 doses shipping to providers able to manage large-scale efforts as more doses arrive in the state.
A call center will be up and running in the next week or so to allow people to preregister for a vaccine once a sufficient stock is available, announced county emergency management coordinator William “Dub” Thomas on Thursday.
From the Rio Grande Valley to the Texas Panhandle and from the Gulf Coast to West Texas, some 109 medical facilities are slated to receive the first allocation of 1.4 million doses earmarked for Texas.
The governor said a vaccine could start arriving by mid-December. The state has said health care workers will be the first to receive voluntary vaccinations.
An AP medical reporter says the most vulnerable would get the vaccine first.
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