UT-Austin did not request first-doses of COVID-19 vaccines for another week, says vaccinations will continue as normal

Skye Seipp

For the second week in a row, UT-Austin did not request any first doses of COVID-19 vaccines for the week of April 5 because there were enough remaining doses from previous allocations, said Susan Hochman, associate director for assessment, communications and health information technology at University Health Services. 

The University will continue offering the same number of vaccines they do in a typical week, Hochman said. UT has been administering about 10,000 doses in each of the past two weeks, according to previous reporting by The Daily Texan

Jonathan Robb, director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness, previously said UT received a large number of second doses this past week because no vaccinations were given during Winter Storm Uri. The University doubled their vaccination efforts after the storm, he said, and this past week they have been due for their second dose. 

UT Health Austin received 11,700 first doses for the weeks of March 8, 15 and 22, according to the state’s weekly vaccine allocations. Hochman said she did not have the number of remaining doses from the previous allocations “immediately available.” 

Vaccinations will be administered on Saturdays for the next two weeks to use up all of the doses.