More than 2.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped to providers across Texas next week.
The Texas Department of State Health Services is allocating 1,094,920 first doses to 2,011 providers in 200 counties, the largest number of doses and providers to date.
DSHS is ordering 626,290 second doses for people vaccinated a few weeks ago, with an estimated 900,000 additional first and second doses expected to be available to pharmacy locations, federally-qualified health centers and dialysis centers as allocated directly by the federal government.
Texas now has administered more than 11.8 million doses, an increase of 1.8 million in the last week, with 360,000 more than was reported Saturday.
Pharmacies at HEB, Randalls and Walgreens around the area received 100 Johnson and Johnson vaccine doses each, so be sure to check your local stores for availability.
Austin Public Health received 12,000 Moderna doses and 1,000 Johnson and Johnson doses.
People can find more information on COVID-19 vaccine at dshs.texas.gov/covidvaccine/.