State of Texas announces COVID vaccine hubs
The state of Texas announced this week that 28 ‘hubs’ would be receiving large doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
Distribution priority still shows that Phase 1A and Phase 1B, which are individuals in long term care facilities, frontline healthcare workers, those over 65 years of age, and those with specified chronic medical conditions.
Each hub received a different number of vaccines, unique to the need in their area.
Falls County residents wishing to see if they qualify can go to the Texas Department of State Health Services website and search the hub portal. There, all sites are outlined.
The closest sites can be found in McLennan County, Bell County, and Brazos County.
The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District received 1,500 doses, Ascension Providence Hospital received 1,500 CHI St. Joseph College Station Hospital in Brazos County received 1,200 and Bell County Public Health District got a total of 3,900 doses.
Overall, there were 158,825 doses of the vaccine distributed this week, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Another 38,300 doses will go to other providers across the state.
All hubs are requires to create a registration website and/or phone line. This information can be found on the DSHS website and is unique to the site chosen.