School and Child Care Workers Now Eligible to receive COVID-19 Vaccine

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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Effective today, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has directed all vaccine providers to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include persons who work in school and child care operations.

Eligible school and child care workers include those who work in pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools, as well as Head Start and Early Head Start programs (including teachers, staff, and bus drivers) and those who work as or for licensed childcare providers, including center-based and family care.

This action does not change the other groups prioritized for vaccination in Texas.