Texas health officials on Sunday released a list of coronavirus “vaccination hubs” that will receive the state’s next shipment of vaccines.

The 28 hubs will get 158,825 doses of the vaccine this week, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Another 38,300 doses will go to other providers across the state.

The number of doses that each provider is getting is based on its own estimate of how many people it could vaccinate in a week, DSHS said.

The hubs are meant to streamline large-scale vaccination as Texas continues to prioritize vaccinating people who are health care workers, 65 and older with underlying medical conditions.

The 28 hubs for this week are located in some of the state’s biggest metropolitan areas, as well as the Rio Grande Valley and more rural regions.

In announcing the plan last week, DSHS said the hubs will be required to set up registration phone numbers and websites and to focus on the most vulnerable communities in their regions. Contact information for the hubs can be found here.

Here are the 28 hubs, followed by their county and how many doses they are receiving:

Bell County Public Health District, Bell, 3,900
San Antonio Metro Health District, Bexar, 9,000
University Health System, Bexar, 10,725
CHI St. Joseph College Station Hospital, Brazos, 1,200
Cameron County Public Health, Cameron, 6,000
Dallas County Health and Human Services, Dallas, 6,000
Parkland Hospital, Dallas, 6,825

UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 10,000
Denton County Public Health, Denton, 3,500
El Paso Fire Department, El Paso, 5,000
University Medical Center of El Paso, El Paso, 5,000
Harris County Public Health, Harris, 8,000
Houston Health Department, Harris, 8,000
Houston Methodist Hospital, Harris, 10,725
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Hidalgo, 6,500
Hidalgo County Health and Human Services, Hidalgo, 5,000
City of Lubbock Health Department, Lubbock, 5,000
Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center, Maverick, 1,200
Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, McLennan, 1,500

Ascension Providence Hospital, McLennan, 1,500
Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District, Nueces, 4,000
Amarillo Public Health Department, Potter, 5,000
Northeast Texas Public Health District, Smith, 1,500
UT Health Science Center Tyler, Smith, 1,500
Tarrant County Public Health, Tarrant, 9,000
Texas Health Resources, Tarrant, 10,050
Austin Public Health, Travis, 12,000
City of Laredo Health Department, Webb, 1,200

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