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Gov. Greg Abbott announced today that Texas will receive an allotment of over 1.4 million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.


The vaccines will start arriving the week of Dec. 14 and then be distributed to qualifying providers across the state, compliant with the Vaccine Distribution Principles developed by Texas' Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel.

In a press release, Abbott said the vaccine would be administered quickly upon reception.

"The State of Texas is already prepared for the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine, and will swiftly distribute these vaccines to Texans who voluntarily choose to be immunized," Abbott said. "As we await the first shipment of these vaccines, we will work with communities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19."

It is possible that Texas may receive additional doses later this month. Increased allotments are expected in January.

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