Amarillo's Casie Stoughton appointed to serve on state vaccine allocation panel


Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson announced on Wednesday that Amarillo Public Health Director Casie Stoughton has been appointed by the Texas Commissioner of Health to serve on a new State of Texas Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel (EVAP), 

"Texas has convened a team of appointed external and internal subject-matter experts (SME) into the COVID-19 Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel (EVAP) to develop vaccine allocation strategies as recommendations to the Texas Commissioner of Health. 

"The panel will develop and apply guiding principles in their recommendations. Some of these principles may include equitable distribution across urban and rural communities, and considerations of application of ACIP guidance for vulnerable populations. 

"Casie has shown wise and steady leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, and I am thankful for the excellence in which she continues to lead Amarillo’s response. She will represent the Panhandle well as an asset to the Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel, and the City will benefit from having a seat at the state table on this issue," Mayor Nelson said.

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