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H.R. 1452: To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to publish the formula the Secretary uses to determine the allocation of COVID-19 vaccines, and for other purposes.

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Are Texas and other fast-growing states getting shortchanged on vaccines based on outdated population numbers?


The federal government allocates COVID-19 vaccines to the states using a pro rata formula, based on each state’s adult population as of 2018. By using numbers from three years ago, though, the fastest-growing states since then are likely getting shortchanged.

Houston Chronicle analysis in mid-March, comparing each state’s population of adults older than 18 and comparing that to the cumulative number of doses allocated to all 50 states and Washington, D.C., estimated Texas had been shortchanged about 83,000 doses at that time. (Although Imelda Garcia, the head of Texas’s Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel, claimed the shortchange at the time was 2 million.)

A bipartisan coalition of Congress members from Texas wrote to …

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Dan Crenshaw

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 1, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Mar 1, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Mar 1, 2021

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Mar 1, 2021

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Jun 15, 2021
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