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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Hits Early Snags in Austin

By Amy Simon, Reporter | January 14, 2021

Providers in Austin have started to notify patients who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Patients must fall into the 1A category which includes healthcare workers and first responders or the 1B category, which includes people over the age of 65 and those with chronic medical conditions. Those who will be receiving the vaccine will be required to take two separate shots, each 21 days apart. The first shot recognizes the virus and prepares the immune system, while the second shot strengthens the immune response.  According to CommUnityCare, a healthcare company associated with Central Health, the Texas Department of State Health Services has distributed 59,825 doses of the vaccine to the company. CommUnityCare has only received 2,100 of the doses but is prepared to receive more...

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