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.
Some states delayed winter sports, but Texas has allowed the games to go on with precautions. Medical experts say the transmission risks are simply too high.
Abbott has stressed that the vaccine will not be required for Texans, and on Monday, he specifically said it will not be mandatory for the state's school children.
With the Food and Drug Administration approving emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine made by Moderna on Friday it will be good news for Kerr County, according to Peterson Health’s top medical official
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.
Since plans for reopening the economy hinge partly on returning to in-person education, superintendents at several large districts say teachers should be near front of the vaccine line.
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.
Hospital-based nurses, doctors, custodians are among the state's "first tier" of vaccine recipients once the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves one or more for the public.
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