Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel Recommendations

Megan Fletcher filed this request with the Texas Department of State Health Services of Texas .
Due March 31, 2021
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Megan Fletcher


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all communications and recommendations between voting members of the Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel and the Texas Commissioner of Health concerning COVID-19 vaccine distribution and shipments between November 1, 2020 and present.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Megan Fletcher

From: Texas Department of State Health Services

Ms. Fletcher,

This is to acknowledge receipt of your open records request. We will review the request and notify you within the next 10 business days concerning the availability of the information you requested. If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Amanda Brown
DSHS Open Records Program Specialist

From: Texas Department of State Health Services

Ms. Fletcher,

There are approximately 8,635 search results based on your search criteria. This will result in a large cost estimate. Can you please narrow your search terms? One way to narrow your search terms is to decrease the date range.

If you have not responded in writing within sixty-one (61) days from the date of this email, your request will be considered automatically withdrawn. Tex. Gov't Code §552.222(d).

Thank you,
Amanda Brown
DSHS Open Records

From: Megan Fletcher

Hello Ms. Brown,

Here are some key words to narrow the search results:

Rural, county, nursing homes, essential worker, race, ethnicity, Black, Hispanic, Latino, Indigenous, Asian, Abbott, TDCJ, prison, jail, school, homeless, Austin, Houston, Dallas, uninsured, governor, pharmacy, hub, Moderna, Pfizer, J&J

Thank you,
Megan Fletcher
The Texas Observer

From: Texas Department of State Health Services

Ms. Fletcher,

Using the key search terms you provided below has increased the number of results to 11,197 items. This is possibly due to using the words “Dallas”, “Houston”, and “Austin”. If you would like, we can remove those search terms and rerun the search.

If you have not responded in writing within sixty-one (61) days from the date of this email, your request will be considered automatically withdrawn. Tex. Gov’t Code §552.222(d).

Thank you,
Amanda Brown
DSHS Open Records

From: Megan Fletcher

Hi Ms. Brown,

Yes! Please remove the keywords "Dallas," "Houston," and "Austin" to narrow the results. Thank you so much!

Best,
Megan Fletcher
The Texas Observer

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