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Texas receiving 400,000 vaccine doses week of Feb. 8

The federal government is providing about 400,000 first-round doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Texas, which are going to 358 providers across the state including two in Burnet County. Photo courtesy of Baylor Scott & White Health

As the state of Texas enters week eight of its COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan, the federal government is sending it another 401,750 doses for distribution. 

The state has instructed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ship the vaccines to 358 providers, including 85 designated hubs, during the week of Feb. 8.

In a Feb. 5 update on the rollout, Texas Department of State Health Services officials said they are directing providers to focus on vaccinating residents 75 years and older since they are at a higher risk for serious complications from the disease. 

Two Highland Lakes providers receiving doses this week are:

Other state-designated COVID-19 vaccine hubs near the Highland Lakes include:

Appointments are required to be vaccinated. Check with the above providers to schedule one.

The DSHS website has a map of COVID-19 vaccines providers across the state. 

Currently, only Texans in the Phase 1A and Phase 1B categories are eligible to receive the vaccine. These include healthcare workers, first responders, longterm care facility staff and residents, ages 65 and older, and ages 16 and older with serious health issues. For more information on the state vaccine plan, visit the DSHS COVID-19 vaccine page

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