During a speech on the border wall in Alamo, Texas on Tuesday, President Donald Trump spoke of the administration’s main achievements.
In addition to talks on immigration and border security, Trump spoke of the rapid development of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Nobody thought it was possible,” Trump said. “They said it would take five years …. We can do it as we say.
Trump then spoke about introducing the vaccine to all 50 states and congratulating Texas Governor Greg Abbott on handling the vaccine administration.
“And now we are delivering to states, including your state, where your governor and government are doing a great job in Texas management.”;
Texas performed well compared to other states in terms of vaccination.
As of Jan. 12, the CDC said 27.7 million doses of the vaccine have been distributed nationwide. But only a third (9.3 million) are maintained.
In most states, only 2.8 percent of the population are vaccinated. Texas is in the middle of the state with 29 million people.Texas has vaccinated 3.1 percent of its population, higher than New York (3 percent) and California (2.1 percent).
Abbott boasted on Twitter, Bloomberg reports that ranked Texas second in the top 20 for the percentage of shots used on Jan. 13.Texas gave 911,461 doses of the vaccine by 46.8. The percentage of vaccines distributed to the state
Abbott said Texas expects to receive 310,000 more vaccines per week for the remainder of January and up to a second 500,000 for those who received the first dose in the preceding week. The increase is expected to continue, Abbott said, depending on federal allocation.
The state has established 28 designated centers for administering the Phase 1A vaccine to include doctors and healthcare workers, while 1B includes people over 65 and people over 16 with serious health conditions.
Abbott said to Texas Tribune His only limitation right now is supply, which is not what Texas controls.
“Vaccines are sourced only from the federal government, and for them it is largely due to the manufacturing capabilities” of the company that made the vaccines, Abbot said.
Texas health commissioner John Hellerstedt said the rate and size of the state’s release were It was “really amazing in operation” and said building the hub would increase the management rate.
“Our goal is that by the end of this week, we don’t have any vaccines left,” said Judge B. Brennan. Tarrant County’s Glen Whitley.
As of January 13, Texas had 22,270 new confirmed cases and 1,775,619 confirmed cases, possibly 247,016 cases and 30,624 deaths. Johns Hopkins University and New York Times More than 2 million cases are reported in total.The state is seeing an upward trend in new cases since Christmas.
As with most other states, the initial launch of the vaccine came with some confusion and logistical challenges.
At the end of December, Hellerstedt issued a letter demanding that “The vaccine agency handles all allocations with all intentions,” the letter said, saying that a significant portion of the vaccine has not been vaccinated. The department asks the facility with the vaccine to create a timeline and use it. “Urgent realization” in the use of images
“We believe you know your situation better than we can, so we urge you to take the initiative and take the initiative in managing all vaccines you receive,” the letter said.
At the beginning of 2021 Texas Tribune It said so far the vaccination launch has been “confused”, with medical experts and others unsure of how the state plans to administer the vaccine to some 30 million people. There is a “vague message” about the individual. Details on who are eligible for vaccinations, where to get them, and how to schedule vaccinations from government officials, including technical errors, logistical delays and even some supply shortages. area
Hospitals, pharmacies and health centers had to build a new scheduling system from scratch and struggled to keep up with the “Anxious public wondered when it will be time to shoot”
When Texas announced an open vaccination to a second group – people over 65 or people aged 16 and over with certain health conditions, many health care providers were arrested for being Go along Texas TribunePhone calls are stuck, website interruptions, and calls are longer.
According to Texas TribuneAt Memorial Hermann, email links were sent to 50,000 selected patients to schedule immunizations at one of seven public clinics. But some recipients began to forward that link to friends and family, and even posted on Instagram, all areas were booked after 36 hours, and those who shouldn’t have signed up on schedule. Authorities had to turn their backs on people if they did not meet the state criteria for vaccination at the time.
Experts say some providers may take weeks to receive enough vaccines to begin service to Phase 1B members.Nearly 4 million adults fall within this bracket as of Jan. 12, Texas. There are only 2 million doses of the vaccine, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard.
During the first week of Dec. 14, the state allocated 224,250 doses for 110 carriers.In the second week of Dec. 21, approximately 620,000 doses of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines were allocated to more than 1,100 carriers in 185 counties. These vaccines are intended for people within 1A, most of whom are doctors and healthcare workers. By the third week of December 28, 257,000 doses were delivered to more than 350 providers in 94, adding 121,875 Pfizer to long-term care facilities. At this point, 1.2 million doses of the drug were delivered to. 199 counties
By January 4, more than 325,000 drugs were first allocated to nearly 950 providers in 158 counties, including 121,875 doses, to approximately 1.5 million pharmacies and long-term care facilities.
In Week 5 of Jan. 11, about 234 carriers received the first and about 500,000 a second dose for the past week.At this point, the vaccine was applied to a total of 254 Texas county residents. of
The state estimates the vaccine will be available to the general public by the spring.
Texas is reporting the best numbers for vaccine administration in the country. For the second most populous state, the launch was a success.