Good news for all who were desperately waiting to get the coronavirus vaccine. Starting Monday, the vaccine will be available to everyone 16 and older in Texas. The news came as the state is expected to receive a million doses to administer this week.
Starting Monday, all Texas age 16 and above can register for and receive an injection.
But the officials are still asking people to let people aged 80 and older get their vaccines first.
Texas is expected to receive more than a million doses this week for people who have not yet had a shot.
Adults 18 and older can now get any of the vaccines approved (All three) to date. The Pfizer shot is the only one approved for 16 and 17-year-olds.
The vaccinations started in December 2020, the Centers for Disease Control said more than 10 million Texans have received at least one vaccination shot.
About 3.6 million Texans are fully vaccinated and another 7 million have received at least one dose.
Texas has a population of close to 30 million people.