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What’s new at APH

Monday, February 1, 2021 by Tai Moses

Austin Public Health is opening a third vaccination site in northern Travis County that is by appointment only, no walk-ups. The address will be shared with those who have appointments. Residents in Phase 1A who received their first doses from the first allocation from the state health department will start getting their second doses this week. According to APH, people “do not need to get their second dose precisely four weeks after their first dose (for Moderna). The vaccine will be equally effective if they receive it up to 40 days later.” As of Jan. 29, APH has distributed 30,000 first doses of the Covid vaccine. About 80,000 people have signed up on the city’s pre-registration site who fit into Phase 1A or 1B, and over 500,000 in 1A or 1B in Austin-Travis County. APH’s news release says, “We are asking the public to be patient with our teams, as the vaccine doses are still very limited. APH is seeking to vaccinate the community as equitably and efficiently as possible. While the vaccine is still limited in Austin-Travis County, we will continue to survey the community to identify those in Phase 1A and 1B.”

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