TEXAS – So far, Texas health care providers have used about 30% of all the vaccines they’ve received, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
Some government officials are pushing for hospitals to vaccinate people faster, while others insist the State’s numbers are wrong.
Austin’s public health authority, Dr. Mark Escott, commended hospitals for vaccination rates on Wednesday.
“I will say that I’ve been very impressed with the work that our hospitals have been doing,” Dr. Escott said. “They’re doing a great job of getting vaccines out as quickly as possible.”
But numbers from the DSHS don’t show that.
According to DSHS data published Wednesday afternoon, 205,463 people have been vaccinated, while 678,925 doses of the vaccine have been distributed to health care providers.