As vaccine distribution across Texas continues, the demand for vaccines from individuals eligible in Phase 1B—people over the age of 65 and people with underlying conditions—is on the rise amid confusion on where to get vaccines and why certain medical facilities with doses are not distributing them to the community yet.
According to the Tarrant County Public Health Department, 160,000 individuals have registered to receive their vaccine, with 85% of those individuals being currently eligible. Distribution for Phase 1A and 1B is expected to be completed in the next month or two.
As of Jan. 5, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported 24,490 individuals have been vaccinated with at least one dose in Tarrant County.
The DSHS has released a dashboard with a list of medical facilities receiving or possessing vaccine doses from either Pfizer or Moderna. However, many of these locations are not yet distributing vaccines to the community as they focus on first vaccinating employees and staff.
Individuals who qualify for a vaccine under Phase 1B can find out more information about the distribution and locations through various sources including a Tarrant County portal and the Baylor Scott & White Health-Grapevine website.