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Last updated January 20, 2021

Current Situation

TTUHSC is receiving initial shipments of COVID-19 vaccines (both from Pfizer and Moderna). As each campus receives its allocation, TTUHSC is committed to following CDC and state guidelines in administering the vaccine according to a phased approach, focusing initially on members of our health care teams, including students in clinical environments and with direct patient care responsibilities.  

Vaccine allotments should be received at home campuses. Please be aware that not all campuses have or will receive vaccines at the same time. Specific information will be provided by each campus’ applicable clinical and schools administrators regarding availability and steps to receive the vaccine. If a vaccine administration is offered by another institution prior to TTUHSC, team members and students should take the opportunity to receive such if eligible.

Non-clinical team members and students who have not yet entered the clinical environment, or who have very limited exposure to patients in clinical locations, are not considered to have precedence to receive the vaccine from the initial allocations. Once all readily available and willing members of the priority populations have been served, including 1A and 1B persons, TTUHSC can then pivot to provide the vaccine to other members of the university. If eligible, it is recommended that you contact your primary care provider to inquire if they are enrolled to provide the vaccine to you.

As vaccine doses become available on an ad hoc basis on certain campuses, we will provide information about availability as we become aware of it. Ultimately, our goal is to provide protection to the most vulnerable members of our population first and to work deliberately to participate in vaccine administration strategies that diminish the dangers of COVID infection and permit us all to return to a more normal way of life.

For further information on a campuses’ vaccine distribution plan, please reach out to your applicable campus contact listed below.


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Campus Contacts for Clinical Team Members and Students in Clinical Environments 

A limited COVID-19 vaccination allocation has been received for the Abilene campus. Please reach out to your school and campus leadership for scheduling and questions.

DOSE 1 REQUIREMENTS

Registration forms are required for all vaccines. Complete the three registration forms below and bring them with you for your dose 1 vaccination.

DOSE 2 REQUIREMENTS

Complete the consent form below and bring the immunization card you received with dose 1.

TTUHSC Clinical Team Members and Students in Clinical Environments: Sara Tino — 806.414.9116, Paula Winkleblack — 806.414.9555



SECOND DOSES OF THE MODERNA VACCINE  

TTUHSC-Amarillo will provide second doses of the Moderna vaccine to those who received their first dose at TTUHSC 28 days prior. Those who wish to be vaccinated must bring their vaccine cards. There are no first doses available at this time. For more information on availability for first doses, visit www.AmarilloAlerts.com

Members of the public who received their first dose at TTUHSC-Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy are asked to get their second dose at the same location during the following dates and times:


Phase 1A & 1B Vaccine Clinic
TTUHSC-Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy Student Lounge
  • Wednesday, Jan. 20: 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 25: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 26: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 27: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 3: Noon to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 4: Noon to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 5: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 8: 2 to 4 p.m.

Students and team members who received their first dose at TTUHSC-Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy during Dec. 23 - 30 are asked to get the second dose during a staff/student vaccine clinic: 

TTUHSC & TTU SVM Vaccine Clinic
SOM/SHP Building Room 4704
  • Thursday, Jan. 21: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 22: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 25: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

DOSE 1 REQUIREMENTS

Registration forms are required for all vaccines. Complete the three registration forms below and bring them with you for your dose 1 vaccination.

DOSE 2 REQUIREMENTS

Complete the consent form below and bring the immunization card you received with dose 1.

A limited COVID-19 vaccination allocation has been received for the Dallas campus. Please reach out to your school and campus leadership for scheduling and questions.

DOSE 1 REQUIREMENTS

Registration forms are required for all vaccines. Complete the three registration forms below and bring them with you for your dose 1 vaccination.

DOSE 2 REQUIREMENTS

Complete the consent form below and bring the immunization card you received with dose 1.

 

TTUHSC Pharmacy is currently offering COVID-19 vaccine, subject to availability,  to community members who fall into Phase 1A and 1B as defined by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

https://app3.ttuhsc.edu/VaccinationSignUp/


DOSE 1 REQUIREMENTS

Registration forms are required for all vaccines. Complete the three registration forms below and bring them with you for your dose 1 vaccination.

DOSE 2 REQUIREMENTS

Complete the consent form below and bring the immunization card you received with dose 1.

TTUHSC Clinical Team Members and Students in Clinical Environments: Connie Garcia, R.N. — 432.202.4522, Veronica Contreras, R.N. — 432.557.9495


DOSE 1 REQUIREMENTS

Registration forms are required for all vaccines. Complete the three registration forms below and bring them with you for your dose 1 vaccination.

DOSE 2 REQUIREMENTS

Complete the consent form below and bring the immunization card you received with dose 1.

Managed Care: Ranee Lenz — 806.679.6203


DOSE 1 REQUIREMENTS

Registration forms are required for all vaccines. Complete the three registration forms below and bring them with you for your dose 1 vaccination.

DOSE 2 REQUIREMENTS

Complete the consent form below and bring the immunization card you received with dose 1.

 

Preparing for the COVID-19 Vaccine

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has asked health systems and pharmacies around the U.S. to prepare for delivery of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has participated in all efforts to qualify for the first round of vaccines, which initially will be allocated to health care personnel.

As more information becomes available, and local and state vaccine distribution plans are formalized, we will update this page and provide more information about where to get specific details about the vaccine and its availability.

December 3, 2020 | Presidential Huddle

 


 


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Phased Approach to Vaccinations

Texas Department of State Health Services developed the following approach based on CDC’s recent guidance. Access the entire Texas COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.

Potentially Limited COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Available

In the initial phase, or Phase 1, of the COVID-19 Vaccination Program, doses of vaccine will likely be distributed in a limited manner, with the goal of maximizing vaccine acceptance and public health protection while minimizing waste and inefficiency. Key considerations in planning for this phase are:

  • COVID-19 vaccine supply may be limited.
  • COVID-19 vaccine administration efforts must concentrate on the vulnerable and frontline populations to achieve vaccination coverage in those groups.
  • Inventory, distribution, and any repositioning of vaccine will be closely monitored through reporting to ensure end-to-end visibility of vaccine doses.

Texas will prioritize enrollment activities for vaccination providers and settings who will administer COVID-19 vaccine to vulnerable and frontline populations of focus for Phase 1, and considering those who live in remote, rural areas and who may have difficulty accessing vaccination services. Allocations will be equitable among geography and facility types. Simultaneously, Texas will develop operational procedures for any temporary or mobile clinics planned for Phase 2.

Large Number of Doses Available; Supply Likely to Meet Demand

As the supply of available vaccine increases, distribution will expand, increasing access to vaccination services for a larger population. When larger quantities of vaccine become available, there will be two simultaneous objectives:

The key considerations in planning for Phase 2 are:

  • COVID-19 vaccine supply will likely be sufficient to meet demand for vulnerable and frontline populations as well as the public.
  • Additional COVID-19 vaccine doses available will permit an increase in vaccination providers and locations.
  • A surge in COVID-19 vaccine demand is possible, so a broad vaccine administration network for surge capacity will be necessary.
  • Low COVID-19 vaccine demand is also a possibility, so jurisdictions should monitor supply and adjust strategies to minimize vaccine waste. 

Texas will adapt to the increase in COVID-19 vaccine supply levels by:

  • Expanding vaccination efforts beyond initial population groups in Phase 1 with emphasis on equitable access for all populations.

During Phase 2, Texas expects to administer vaccine through:

  • Commercial and private sector partners (pharmacies, doctors’ offices, clinics).
  • Public health sites (mobile clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers [FQHCs], RHCs, public health clinics, temporary/off-site clinics).
  • Specialized vaccine teams to target areas with limited access in coordination with local and regional leadership.

Likely Sufficient Supply

Ultimately, COVID-19 vaccine will be widely available and integrated into routine vaccination programs, run by both public and private partners.

The key considerations in planning for Phase 3 are:

  • The COVID-19 vaccine supply will likely be sufficient, and supply might exceed demand.
  • A broad vaccine administration network will become available for increased access.

Strategies that Texas will consider:

  • Continuing to focus on equitable vaccination access to vaccination services.
  • Monitoring COVID-19 vaccine uptake and coverage in vulnerable and frontline populations and enhancing strategies to reach populations with low vaccination uptake or coverage.
  • Partnering with commercial and private entities to ensure COVID-19 vaccine and vaccination services are widely available.
  • Monitoring supply and repositioning refrigerated vaccine products to minimize vaccine waste.

Sufficient supply

COVID-19 vaccine will be at a decreased need due to most of the population being vaccinated previously. May include boosters or annual vaccines if required.

Strategies that Texas will consider:

  • Vaccine availability open throughout private providers. Population able to visit provider of choice.
  • Monitoring COVID-19 vaccine uptake and coverage in vulnerable and frontline populations and enhancing strategies to reach populations with low vaccination uptake or coverage.
  • Partnering with commercial and private entities to ensure COVID-19 vaccine and vaccination services are widely available.
  • Monitoring supply and repositioning refrigerated vaccine products to minimize vaccine waste.