Texas announces sites for next COVID-19 vaccine shipment

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Arlington Fire Fighter Samuel Rochin, right, administered a COVID-19 vaccination to healthcare worker Vannia Atao, at the Esports Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Tuesday, Jan. 05, 2021. Vaccines are being sent to hubs to help streamline distribution. Credit: Ben Torres for The Texas Tribune

Texas health officials on Sunday released a list of coronavirus "vaccination hubs" that will receive the state's next shipment of vaccines.

The 28 hubs will get 158,825 doses of the vaccine this week, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Another 38,300 doses will go to other providers across the state.

The number of doses that each provider is getting is based on its own estimate of how many people it could vaccinate in a week, DSHS said.

The hubs are meant to streamline large-scale vaccination as Texas continues to prioritize vaccinating people who are health care workers, 65 and older with underlying medical conditions.

The 28 hubs for this week are located in some of the state's biggest metropolitan areas, as well as the Rio Grande Valley and more rural regions.

In announcing the plan last week, DSHS said the hubs will be required to set up registration phone numbers and websites and to focus on the most vulnerable communities in their regions. Contact information for the hubs can be found here.

Here are the 28 hubs, followed by their county and how many doses they are receiving:

Bell County Public Health District, Bell, 3,900 San Antonio Metro Health District, Bexar, 9,000 University Health System, Bexar, 10,725 CHI St. Joseph College Station Hospital, Brazos, 1,200 Cameron County Public Health, Cameron, 6,000 Dallas County Health and Human Services, Dallas, 6,000 Parkland Hospital, Dallas, 6,825 UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 10,000 Denton County Public Health, Denton, 3,500 El Paso Fire Department, El Paso, 5,000 University Medical Center of El Paso, El Paso, 5,000 Harris County Public Health, Harris, 8,000 Houston Health Department, Harris, 8,000 Houston Methodist Hospital, Harris, 10,725 Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Hidalgo, 6,500 Hidalgo County Health and Human Services, Hidalgo, 5,000 City of Lubbock Health Department, Lubbock, 5,000 Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center, Maverick, 1,200 Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, McLennan, 1,500 Ascension Providence Hospital, McLennan, 1,500 Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District, Nueces, 4,000 Amarillo Public Health Department, Potter, 5,000 Northeast Texas Public Health District, Smith, 1,500 UT Health Science Center Tyler, Smith, 1,500 Tarrant County Public Health, Tarrant, 9,000 Texas Health Resources, Tarrant, 10,050 Austin Public Health, Travis, 12,000 City of Laredo Health Department, Webb, 1,200

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