Gov. Abbott announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution for December

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AUSTIN, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Governor Greg Abbott has announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has made an initial allotment of more than 1.4 million doses of Vaccines for Texas in December.

The vaccines, according to a release, will begin arriving on Dec. 14 and will be distributed to qualifying providers across the state, as outline by the Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel.

“The State of Texas is already prepared for the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine, and will swiftly distribute these vaccines to Texans who voluntarily choose to be immunized,” The Governor said in a statement. “As we await the first shipment of these vaccines, we will work with communities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”

State officials say additional allotments may be made later this month for December and increased allotments are expected in January.

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