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April 9, 2021: A Doctor's Note: A Quick Update on COVID-19

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Washington, April 9, 2021 | comments

Dear Friends,

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 80% of all childcare workers, school staff and teachers have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot.

  • The CDC updated cleaning and disinfecting guidance.

The National Institutes of Health started phase one clinical trials to determine Moderna’s new investigational vaccine’s effectiveness against the B.1.351 SARS-CoV-2 variant.

North Texas Update:
Week 18 COVID-19 vaccine allocations are posted here.
**Please note that the supply of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been reduced due to national supply issues.

As of March 29th, all adults in Texas are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Governor Abbott announced that FEMA approved a request extending operations for the Federally Supported Community Vaccination Centers in Arlington, Dallas and Houston through May 18. 

  • Governor Abbott announced an Executive Order prohibiting state agencies in Texas from creating a vaccine passport requirement.

The Texas Senate passed SB 6, adding additional liability protections for health care providers responding to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

Until next time, this is your doctor's note.
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Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. 

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