The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has made an initial allotment of over 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to be distributed to the state of Texas for the month of December, state Gov. Greg Abbott announced in a Wednesday news release.
These vaccines, which should begin arriving in Texas the week of December 14th, will be distributed to qualifying providers across the state who will administer immunizations based on the Vaccine Distribution Principles developed by the state’s Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel.
Last month, the panel ruled that health care workers will be the first group in the state to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Additional allotments may be made later in December and increased allotments are expected in January and the following months, the release stated.
“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,”Gov. Abbott said in a statement. “As we await the first shipment of these vaccines, we will work with communities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”