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Texas opens up COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all adults
03/23/2021

 

Starting Monday, March 29, all adults in Texas will be eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, the state expects more vaccine supplies to come in next week.

 

“We are closing in on 10 million doses administered in Texas,” said Imelda Garcia, Texas DSHS chair of Expert Vaccine Allocation. “We want to keep up the momentum as the vaccine supply increases.”

 

(Image courtesy: The Associated Press)

 

Even with the expanded eligibility, the state health department still advises vaccine providers to prioritize people 80 years old and up, along with those who are at high risk of getting sick with the coronavirus.

 

This new development also prompts the DSHS to launch a website next week where you can register for a shot. The Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler will identify upcoming vaccine clinics hosted by DSHS or any participating local health department. You will also be notified when new clinics and appointments become available. The DSHS Vaccine Information page will continue to be a resource for additional providers.

 

If online registration poses a challenge, the state health department will also provide a toll-free number next week to help assist with appointments.

 

The City of Lockhart will keep you informed once the state’s website goes live and the toll-free number is provided. Right now, if you have not already, you can still pre-register for a vaccine with Caldwell County through this website, or call (512) 359-4637. You can also dial 2-1-1 to find a vaccine clinic nearest you.


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