Vaccines for Physicians
BCMS continues to work with pharmacies and hospitals
to coordinate COVID-19 vaccinations for physicians and their
front-line staff who do not have access to COVID vaccinations
through a hospital where they are privileged. For the latest
information about this effort, click here.
BCMS COVID-19 Vaccination Survey
Have you gotten your COVID-19 vaccine? Take survey
DSHS COVID-19 Information Page
Texas continues to receive doses of the Pfizer and
Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, and is distributing statewide to
hospitals, pharmacies, local health departments, freestanding ERs
and other clinics. Who’s getting the vaccine now? If you are a
front-line healthcare worker or resident of a long-term care
facility, you are eligible now to receive the vaccine. This group
is considered Phase 1A. View Phase 1A Information.
COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Phase 1B Definition
In Texas, Phase 1B of vaccination will focus on
people for whom there is strong and consistent evidence that
COVID-19 makes them more likely to become very sick or die. As
Texas progresses into Phase 1B in the coming weeks, the state will
work with vaccine providers and local partners to ensure that
people who are 65 and older or have the medical conditions and who
also work in front-line and critical industries have access to the
vaccine so they will be protected from COVID-19 while on the job.
Enrollment, Administration, and Reporting
To administer COVID-19 vaccines, qualified
physicians and practices must register with DSHS’ COVID-19 Immunization Program Portal,
which will also prompt the required enrollment for physicians
into ImmTrac2, the state’s vaccine registry.
COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Requirements (DSHS)
TMA COVID-19 Vaccine Administrator Checklist
DSHS COVID-19 Vaccine Management Resources
Have You Received Your COVID-19 Vaccination?
V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text
messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins
after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Through v-safe, you can
quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting the
COVID-19 vaccine. How to register.
Governor Abbott's Executive Order
Bexar County officials announced Monday that the
county’s businesses now operating at 75% capacity will have to cut
back to 50% capacity and all bars must close due to a rise in
COVID-19 hospitalizations in the region. There is no occupancy
limits for churches, local government operations. In addition to
reducing capacity to 50% and bar closures, all elective surgeries
are also suspended, effective immediately. Continue reading.
Webinars to Troubleshoot ImmTrac2 Errors for
State health officials have scheduled several live
webinars designed to help address common errors and data quality
issues when reporting COVID-19 vaccine information to ImmTrac2, the
state’s vaccine registry. The webinars are scheduled for Dec. 31, Jan. 11, and
Jan. 15. Register here.
Free PPE Supplies
Need PPE for your practice? Let us help! Physician
practices in need of PPE, please click here to indicate your PPE
needs. Requests are filled as donated supplies are available.