College Station hospital included in Phase I of COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - College Station will receive 975 vaccine doses.
Published: Dec. 7, 2020 at 12:33 PM CST
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - College Station has been named as a provider of the COVID-19 vaccine in Phase I of the state vaccine distribution plan, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Gov. Greg Abbott and DSHS said on Dec. 2 that Texas had been allotted 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Baylor Scott & White will receive 975 doses, according to the DSHS Week 1 COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation. This dosage is for the first week.

The governor has said previously that vaccines could be distributed in Texas as early as the week of Dec. 14. Falling in line with the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan, the vaccine will initially be given to those who are healthcare workers, frontline workers and those part of a vulnerable population.

Brazos County Health District (BCHD) has also confirmed that healthcare workers, first responders, and residents and workers at long term care facilities will be the first groups to receive the vaccine.

BCHD is working on becoming a distributor of the vaccine soon. When they become one, it will be appointment only for those who are contacted. As of right now, there is no mass vaccination planned based on the current supply.

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