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Coronavirus in Texas: Gov. Abbott to give vaccine update – Riverside, California

Riverside, California 2020-12-17 09:36:23 –

Texas will receive tens of thousands more Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday.

Austin, Texas — Governor of Texas Greg Abbott will update the state on Thursday, December 17, regarding vaccine distribution efforts from the UPS distribution center in Austin.

The Governor’s latest information includes Nim Kid, Director of Emergency Management, Texas and John Hellerstett, Director of Health Services, Texas.

The press conference is scheduled for 8:45 am. You can watch it live in the video above at the start or on KVUE’s social media channels.

According to the Texas Department of Health, Texas will also inoculate more of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in 87 healthcare facilities throughout the state, including 10 in central Texas.

Already this week, 23 Texas medical facilities have received Pfizer vaccine shipments. Thursday’s delivery is expected to conclude the state-assigned dose for the week. This means that more than 220,000 doses should be delivered to 110 facilities in 34 counties this week.

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These are Central Texas sites that are expecting delivery on Thursday:

Travis County

  • Seton Medical Center – 2,925 doses
  • Dell Children’s Medical Center in Central Texas – 1,950 times
  • South Austin Medical Center – 975 times
  • Dell Seton Medical Center – 1,950 doses
  • Austin State Hospital – 975 doses
  • North Austin Medical Center – 975 times
  • St. Day Biz Medical Center – 975 times

Williamson County

  • Round Lock Medical Center – 975 doses
  • Baylor Scott and White Health Medical Center Round Lock – 975 times

Hays County

  • Seton Medical Center Hays – 975 doses

A Texas DSHS spokeswoman said the shipping schedule for next week has not yet been decided.

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