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Vaccine week 12: Big increase as 46,540 doses headed to Austin providers, including pharmacies
(UT Health Austin)

Twenty-one providers in Travis County will receive a total of 46,540 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for the week of March 1 as part of the 12th weekly allocation, a nearly 50% increase compared to last week's.

The bulk will go to hub providers Austin Public Health and UT Health Austin, the clinical wing of Dell Medical School, as well as to Seton Medical Center, which will receive the largest share of this week's shipment.


  • Seton Medical Center (14,040)
  • Austin Public Health (12,000 doses)
  • UT Health Austin (6,000 doses)
  • DSHS Central Pharmacy Warehouse (6,000 doses)
  • Texas DSHS Laboratory (2,340 doses)
  • Texas Department of Public Safety (500 doses)
  • CommUnityCare Rundberg (300 doses)
  • CommUnityCare North Central (200 doses)
  • CommUnityCare South Austin (200 doses)
  • Encompass Health (200 doses)
  • Hospital Internists of Texas (200 doses)
  • Lamar Plaza Drug Store (200 doses)
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Pflugerville (200 doses)
  • Lake Hills Pharmacy (100 doses)
  • Lone Star Circle of Care at Collinfield (100 doses)
  • Lone Star Circle of Care at El Buen Samaritano (100 doses)
  • Lone Star Circle of Care Ben White (100 doses)
  • Lone Star Circle of Care Family Center (100 doses)
  • People's Community Clinic (100 doses)
  • Auro Pharmacy (100 doses)
  • Tarrytown Pharmacy (100 doses)
Although these providers may have doses to administer next week, many are limiting their supply to existing patient waitlists or reaching out to eligible candidates directly. Seton, for example, is reviewing the medical records of existing primary care patients and contacting those who fall into the 1B category to schedule appointments.
View a list of providers with a waitlist here. Note that the Texas Department of State Health Services Central Pharmacy Warehouse, DSHS Laboratory and Department of Public Safety do not serve the general public.

With this latest allocation, Travis County will have received 233,515 initial doses. There are approximately 501,114 Travis County residents who qualify for a vaccine as a member of either group 1A (healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents) or 1B (people 65 years or older and those with a medical condition), according to Texas Department of State Health Services data. This accounts for nearly half of the estimated population 16 years of age or older.

As of midday Friday, 124,142 Travis County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine and 62,426 residents have received both doses, according to DSHS.

DSHS will allocate 676,280 initial doses of the COVID vaccine to 522 providers across the state next week, focusing on hub providers capable of widespread community distribution as well as smaller providers serving older adults. This represents a 14% increase compared to last week's allocation and includes 84,240 doses for large-scale FEMA vaccine clinics in Houston and North Texas as well as 52,650 unused doses returned to Texas by a federal pharmacy partnership.

In addition to the first shot allocations, Texas is ordering 429,600 second doses for people who received their first shot three to four weeks ago.

The Food and Drug Administration is currently considering whether to grant an emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnsons' COVID vaccine. If approved, as expected, doses could be available for ordering Sunday, CBS News reported Friday. "Early indications are that Texas could receive an initial supply of more than 200,000 doses," according to a DSHS press release issued Friday, although the department does not yet know of the shipping timeline.

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