DALLAS, Texas – Baylor Scott & White Health continues to immunize healthcare workers against COVID-19 at its locations throughout the state, ensuring the health system's ability to continue delivering safe care in the communities it serves.
To date, the organization has received 26,825 doses. The doses received are distributed within hours of securing the shipment, and none are held. The amount distributed per day varies based on a number of factors, including supply.
Of note, Baylor Scott & White employees and physicians on the medical staff at several hospitals, who began receiving immunizations on December 15, will receive their second dose this week.
More than 49,000 employees and 7,300 active physicians serve Texans through Baylor Scott & White's 1,100+ access points. The organization is also immunizing healthcare workers at its partner facilities as well as contracted workers essential to supporting patient care throughout the health system.
"We appreciate the continued focus of our care teams, who are treating more COVID-19 patients today than at any other point in the pandemic, and who now have the added responsibility of coordinating the logistics of vaccine distribution," said Alejandro Arroliga, MD, chief medical officer, Baylor Scott & White. "Our team's strength and perseverance in the face of this global health emergency cannot be overstated."
"As the state's largest not-for-profit health system, our first responsibility to the community is to safeguard the caregivers Texans are dependent upon. We are committed to transparency throughout this process so the communities we serve have the latest information, as we near the ability to begin vaccinating segments of the public most at risk," said Dr. Arroliga.
All Texans interested in receiving an email notification when Baylor Scott & White begins scheduling vaccinations for those in Phase 1B may enter their contact information via this webpage: bswhealth.com/covidvaccine
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About Baylor Scott & White Health
As the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White promotes the health and well-being of every individual, family and community it serves. It is committed to making quality care more accessible, convenient and affordable through its integrated delivery network, which includes the Baylor Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance and its leading digital health platform – MyBSWHealth. Through 51 hospitals and more than 1,100 access points, including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas, Fort Worth and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing more than a century ago, Baylor Scott & White today serves more than three million Texans. For more information, visit: BSWHealth.com