apologies, shared the wrong link...

Starting tomorrow, people can sign up online to see if they’re eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination from @AusPublicHealth

Dr. @MeaEscott said the portal will be similar to the one used for COVID-19 testing. People will be asked a series of questions; if they qualify, they'll be given the option to schedule an appointment at one of four locations.
Escott said Austin Public Health will have more information during its news conference Wednesday about how residents without internet access can see if they qualify.
“Obviously, there are going to be many more people who sign up for a vaccine than we’ll be able to provide vaccines this week,” Escott said. “But we will be able to provide vaccines in the subsequent weeks if this flow of vaccines continues from the state.”
On Monday, Austin Public Health was given 12,000 doses of the vaccine, the most it has received since the @TexasDSHS began distribution.
Escott said the alternate care site at the convention center is staffed to host 25 patients as soon as today, “with plans to ramp up from there.” The site will host patients who are improving, opening up hospital beds for people who need more immediate and intensive care.
“I want to be very clear: Our hope is that we never see a patient in this site," Escott said. "But unfortunately at this stage, our expectation is that we will receive patients.”

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13 Jan
good morning! while we wait for @AusPublicHealth to begin their weekly update, here are some things you might've missed...

APH Director Stephanie Hayden starts out talking about the new portal system that pre-registers people for the vaccine, tho the site was down earlier. Not sure if that's still the case.

She stress that vaccine supply is still very limited at the moment.
Says there is not enough vaccine for the entire community yet simply "because we don't have it."
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that’s right @KUT I’m here at Lee Lewis Campbell Elementary. Under the current @AustinISD proposal, the school could welcome students from Maplewood (if Maplewood closes.)
the general Q&A should get started about 6:30; until then, you can catch up on ALL the other meetings @AustinISD has held to this point right here: kut.org/post/austin-is…
there was also a meeting this morning at Dawson Elementary; @sangitamenon has you all covered here:
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