Twenty-two Travis County providers are set to receive 78,500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, a similar number as last week's allocation, even as its two hub providers—Austin Public Health and Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin—report declining demand.
Providers for this week 19's allocation include area private practices, medical clinics and pharmacies, which will receive 100 to 1,170 first doses apiece. A full list of Travis County recipients and how many vaccines they are receiving can be found here. A list of local vaccine waitlist can be found here.
The local providers due to receive the largest allocations next week include:
- Austin Public Health (12,000 doses)
- University of Texas at Austin (8,190 doses)
- Austin Diagnostic Clinic Travel Clinic (1,170 doses)
- IDEA Public Schools (1,170 doses)
- Red River Family Practice (1,170 doses)
The state is allocating approximately the same number of vaccine doses next week as it did this week, despite a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which federal agencies paused after six recipients—out of more than 7.2 million—developed blood clots. The Texas Department of State Health Services also expects to receive additional first dose allocations in the next few days, which could drive up supply, according to a release.
With this latest allocation, Travis County will have received 835,335 initial or single doses. As of early Friday afternoon, nearly 46% of the county population 16 and older had received at least one dose and nearly 29% were fully vaccinated, according to DSHS.
Austin-Travis County Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott said the region may be entering a new, expected phase of the vaccine rollout, which has been marked by scarcity until recently. In the last couple weeks, however, some APH appointments have gone unfilled, prompting department officials to shift outreach strategies. "We were going to have a period where demand far exceeds supply and then we're going to have a period where vaccine supply and demand are in steady state, so we plateau out, and then we're going to go into a phase where vaccine supply exceeds demand," he said during a press conference Friday.
APH announced Friday afternoon that it will widen its first-dose appointment scheduling period starting Saturday evening, when pre-registered users will be able to make appointments through Tuesday morning. Previously, the department only released appointments for short periods on weekday evenings.
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