March 5, 2021 Update: Auroconcepts anticipates it will have vaccines still available after it has given all of the vaccines to those who had an appointment. At 4:45pm today at the John D. Windham Civic Center, vaccines will be available on a first come first serve basis for health care workers, people 65 and older and those with medical conditions that put them at greater risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19, teachers, school and child care personnel.
March 3, 2021 - Appointment times are still available for a March 5th COVID Vaccine Clinic hosted by Aurora Concepts Family Medical Practice. To schedule a vaccine shot, contact Aurora Concepts during normal business hours, 8am to 4pm, at 936-598-3296.
March 1, 2021 - The 12th week of vaccine distribution starts March 1, 2021 and Shelby County has one provider on the list. Aurora Concepts Family Medical Practice is allocated to receive a total of 1,170 Pfizer vaccine doses. This will be the first shipment of Pfizer vaccines to the county.
The new vaccine shipment to Aurora Concepts will cover those on their waiting list and more. To schedule a vaccine shot, contact Aurora Concepts during normal business hours at 936-598-3296. Vaccines are still currently only for health care workers, residents of long-term care facilities, people 65 and older and those with medical conditions that put them at greater risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.
Shelby County, a part of Public Health Region 4/5N, reports over the past week an additional 244 people have been vaccinated with at least one dose for a total of 1,351.
Also, over the past week an additional 213 people have been fully vaccinated for a total of 848 for the county.
The county has an estimated population of 19,449 of people 16 years of age and older. With the 12th week shipment of first doses vaccines, the county will nearly double the number of vaccines received in total from 1,200 first doses to 2,370.
Past weekly vaccine allocations for Shelby County:
- Week 11, February 22 - Hope Community Medicine 200 vaccine doses (Moderna)
- Week 8, February 1 - Hope Community Medicine 300 vaccine doses (Moderna)
- Week 4, January 4 - Aurora Concepts, PLLC 100 vaccine doses (Moderna)
- Week 4, January 4 - Hope Community Medicine 100 vaccine doses (Moderna)
- Week 2, December 21 - Aurora Concepts, PLLC 100 vaccine doses (Moderna)
- Week 2, December 21 - Brookshires Pharmacy 300 vaccine doses (Moderna)
- Week 2, December 21 - Hope Community Medicine 100 vaccine doses (Moderna)
COVID-19 Vaccine Coming to Texas Continues to Increase
State surpasses 5 million doses administered
The number of COVID-19 vaccine doses shipping to Texas providers continues to climb with 676,280 first doses allocated to the state by the federal government for the week of March 1. The Texas Department of State Health Services has instructed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ship those doses to 522 providers in 199 counties. The total includes 84,240 doses for federally-supported sites in Houston and North Texas and another 52,650 unused doses returned to Texas by the Federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care.
Texas providers swiftly resumed vaccination following last week’s winter storms and have now administered more than 5 million doses. More than 3.3 million people have received at least one dose, and almost 1.7 million are fully vaccinated. Progress continues in vaccinating adults 65 years old and older with more than 40 percent having received at least one dose and nearly 1 in 5 fully vaccinated.
In addition to the first doses mentioned above, the state is ordering 429,600 doses intended as the second dose for people first vaccinated a few weeks ago. DSHS automatically orders second doses to arrive at providers in the week they can be administered, so they will be available when needed. People should be able to return to the same provider to receive their second dose within six weeks of getting the first.
Texas continues to vaccinate health care workers, residents of long-term care facilities, people 65 and older and those with medical conditions that put them at greater risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19. Vaccine remains limited based on the capacity of the manufacturers to produce it, so it will take time for Texas to receive enough vaccine for all the people in the priority populations who want to be vaccinated. Currently, there is not enough vaccine to supply every provider with vaccine every week.
The Food and Drug Administration is currently considering whether to grant an emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine. Early indications are that Texas could receive an initial supply of more than 200,000 doses. DSHS has not yet received final word on a shipping timeline. People can find more information on COVID-19 vaccine at dshs.texas.gov/covidvaccine.