Texas To Receive 1.7 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine for Next Week

News Release
April 23, 2021

More than 1.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped to providers across Texas next week. The Texas Department of State Health Services is allocating 708,460 first doses to 928 providers in 129 counties. DSHS is ordering 570,520 second doses for people vaccinated a few weeks ago. An estimated 470,000 additional first and second doses are expected to be available to pharmacy locations, federally-qualified health centers and dialysis centers as allocated directly by the federal government.

With the Johnson & Johnson vaccine again recommended for use in the United States, the federal government is expected to make doses of that vaccine available to states as early as this weekend. If that occurs, DSHS will update its allocation once new orders are placed.

Texas has now administered more than 16.8 million doses of vaccine. Almost 10.5 million people have received at least one dose, and about 7 million are now fully vaccinated. That means 47 percent of all eligible Texans have gotten a COVID-19 shot, and 31 percent are fully vaccinated. Among Texas seniors, three-quarters have gotten one dose, and six in 10 are fully vaccinated.

Vaccine continues to be available across the state at large vaccine hubs, community vaccination providers, and special clinics operated by the DSHS public health regions, local health departments and Texas Military Forces. Many of the large vaccine providers have reduced their vaccine requests as shots become more widely available at smaller, more convenient locations around the state like pharmacies and doctors’ offices. People can register with the Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler at getthevaccine.dshs.texas.gov, which will match them with a vaccine appointment through a participating public health entity in their county.

People can find more information on COVID-19 vaccine at dshs.texas.gov/covidvaccine.

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(News Media Contact: pressofficer@dshs.texas.gov)

Last updated April 23, 2021