AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — More than 10 million coronavirus vaccinations have been administered in Texas, the state’s health department said Saturday.
More than 3.5 million people in the state are fully vaccinated according to the federal Centers for Disease Control.READ MORE: 2 People Found Dead Inside Abandoned School In Parker County
The Texas Department of State Health Services said 818,410 doses will be sent next week to 779 state health providers and more than 200,000 doses are expected to be made available to pharmacies and federally-qualified health centers directly from the federal government.
On Monday, Texas will begin making the vaccine available to everyone in the state aged 16 and older.READ MORE: Tony Evans Jr., Lancaster Football Player And University Of Wyoming Recruit, Killed In Shooting At Dallas Hotel
The state health department said it has also ordered 587,950 second doses for residents who were vaccinated several weeks ago.
Data from Johns Hopkins University shows there have been 47,947 COVID-19 related deaths in Texas, the third most in the United States.
The state health department has reported more than 2.7 million total virus cases since the beginning of the pandemic.MORE NEWS: 11-Year-Old Fatally Shot By Child Who Found Gun In Vehicle At Dallas Walmart, Police Say
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