Texas will open vaccine eligibility to all adults Monday

Mar 23, 2021
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The State of Texas says it will allow all adults to get the COVID-19 vaccine starting March 29.

“We are closing in on 10 million doses administered in Texas, and we want to keep up the momentum as the vaccine supply increases,” said Imelda Garcia, associate commissioner for laboratory and infectious disease services at the Department of State Health Services. “As eligibility opens up, we are asking providers to continue to prioritize people who are the most at risk of severe disease, hospitalization and death – such as older adults.”

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From The Texas Tribune: 

Despite spending hours trying to get a vaccine appointment, Wanda Davis still doesn’t know when she’ll be able to see her children again. The 81-year-old has been trying to get a vaccine so she can leave her Kingsland home, about 60 miles outside Austin, and safely visit her family. But it hasn’t been easy.

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From The Texas Tribune: 

Texans age 50 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 15, state health officials announced Wednesday.


Millions of Texans have been able to get vaccinated for COVID-19 since distribution began late last year, but there are still questions waiting to be answered when it comes to minors looking for their shot. 



Despite weather, COVID vaccinations continue in Lubbock

Feb 17, 2021
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Even with icy roads and temperatures in the teens, Lubbock’s Health Department managed to give over 1,700 COVID-19 vaccine shots on Tuesday. 



That’s about 575 doses fewer than last Tuesday when weather conditions were dry and temperatures were in the 40s. 

Some people have canceled appointments, but Mayor Dan Pope said the week's frigid weather has not really affected Lubbock's vaccination hub. 


“We plan on being open to continue to put that life-saving vaccine in the arms of our citizens,” Pope said at a news conference Tuesday.