KXAN: Frustration grows for Central Texans seeking COVID-19 vaccine, but federal help could be on the way

Austin (KXAN) — Congressman Lloyd Doggett held a health subcommittee hearing on Friday focused on the path forward for COVID-19 immunizations.

During the hearing, he announced the T.R.A.C.K. Act, which was filed on Friday. The legislation stands for “Taxpayer Research And Coronavirus Knowledge”, and its goal would be to pinpoint where taxpayer dollars are being used for vaccines and treatments, which in turn could ensure quick and sufficient supply.

“When we learn that information, we are in a better position to insist that taxpayers are really the angel investors, they deserve information and a good return on their investment,” Doggett said.

Doggett says he’s also working with the Biden administration on rollout issues in Central Texas, including timeline uncertainties and the need for more doses. He’s pushing for a central registry which would show when, where and how much vaccine is available in local municipalities.

Doggett’s office said implementing the central registry would be up to local health entities. If it’s done at the state level, it would require Gov. Greg Abbott’s approval.

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Author: Jennifer Sanders

Publisher: KXAN

Date: Feb. 26, 2021

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