State Enables Opening Vaccines to be given to All Adults
Beginning Monday, March 29
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Beginning Monday, March 29, all adults in Texas will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) declared all adults are eligible to get the vaccine per recommendation from the state’s Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel. Officials expect vaccine supplies to increase next week, and providers in multiple parts of the state have made great strides in vaccinating people in the current priority groups. Minimum age is based on vaccine manufacturer and recommended evaluation.
Also, next week, DSHS will launch a website to allow people to register for a shot through some public health providers. The public will be able to enroll in the Texas Public Health Vaccine Scheduler to identify upcoming vaccine clinics hosted by DSHS or a participating local health department and be notified when new clinics and appointments become available. People can continue to find additional providers though the DSHS Vaccine Information page at dshs.texas.gov/covidvaccine. Online registration will be the best option for most people. DSHS will also launch a toll-free number to help making an appointment with a participating provider or locating another provider that has vaccine available.
To date, Texas has administered more than 9.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, equating to more than six million people with at least one dose and more than three million fully vaccinated.
The Corpus Christi–Nueces County Public Health District will continue to offer vaccinations as the vaccine becomes available.