About 60% of the COVID-19 vaccine doses which have spoiled since Texas’ vaccination program started in December had been wasted previously two weeks, in keeping with an evaluation of state information.
In accordance with a Houston Chronicle evaluation of the roughly 60,000 vaccine doses spoiled since December, about 36,000 had been misplaced previously two weeks, indicating plummeting demand for the vaccine in Texas.
The variety of wasted doses by spoilage of the extremely perishable vaccine was nonetheless a minute fraction of the state’s vaccine allotment. The state is at present administering a median of about 144,000 vaccinations each day. Even so, that was lower than half of the 290,000-vaccination-a-day peak final month.
Only one in three Texans had been absolutely vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 as of Thursday, principally with the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, whereas 42% have acquired not less than one dose.
Greater than 51,000 individuals have died of COVID-19 in Texas in the course of the 15-month pandemic out of the greater than 3.2 million optimistic take a look at outcomes reported to HHS.