Joint Letter to the Texas COVID-19 Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel

Distinguished Members of the COVID-19 Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel,

We first want to thank you for your time and dedication to our great state during this health care crisis. The work your panel is tasked with is critical in how our state moves forward from this pandemic.

On behalf of a coalition of emergency care physicians, emergency nurses, providers, professionals, and associations in Texas, we write to express our deep concern with the COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Tier levels and the exclusion of emergency medicine personnel in Tier 1. We urge you to include all emergency medicine personnel into Tier 1, including those providers who choose to work at independently licensed emergency care facilities.

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