Texas Launches Dashboard to Track COVID Vaccine Numbers
Those wishing to see the progress of the coronavirus vaccine distribution campaign in El Paso can do so via a dashboard that is being updated by the Texas Department of State Health Services. A quick look at the news or various social media accounts can confirm that the two-dose vaccine has begun to be given to some El Pasoans but we, along with the rest of the state, still have a long way to go.
In our area specifically, over 18,000 people have received their first dose of the vaccine. These are numbers as of Monday and the hope is that they’ll steadily and quickly continue to rise as local health officials iron out the best way to manage and a campaign as massive as this one is. There are sure to be some initial growing pains but the goal for everybody involved is to have this process run like a well-oiled machine before too long.
As stated earlier, a person getting the COVID-19 vaccine has to receive two doses. As of today, nobody in El Paso or the rest of Texas for that matter has yet to receive the 2nd dose. That would be due to Pfizer’s vaccine recommending that the doses be given 21 days apart while Moderna’s vaccine requiring 28 days between doses.
As time goes one, the COVID-19 Vaccination in Texas dashboard will provide statewide numbers (not names) of people who have received the 1st dose of the vaccine as well as the number of fully vaccinated El Pasoans.
Those wishing to access the dashboard can do so by clicking here.
Those that are unsure if they are part of the population the City is prioritizing (emergency and frontline workers, people aged 65 and older, and people 16 and older with a chronic health condition) can do so as well as pre-register by clicking here.
For general information on both vaccines from the CDC, click here.