All Texans 16+ eligible
The first healthcare workers were vaccinated against COVID-19 the week of Dec. 15, 2020 in Texas as part of Phase 1A. The Texas Department of State Health Services announced Dec. 29 that providers could begin vaccinating those in Phase 1B. Starting March 15, those in phase 1C were eligible to receive vaccines and by March 29 all Texans over age 16 (Pfizer) or 18 (Moderna, Johnson & Johnson) could receive a vaccine. The federal government allocates COVID-19 vaccine doses to Texas, which DSHS distributes in the state each week.
Texas Coronavirus Vaccine
KXAN investigators are exploring problems with Texas’ COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Check out our stories below and send us your tips.
- Austin neighborhoods most at-risk for COVID-19 infections seeing lowest vaccination rates, UT research shows
- Why do some Texas counties get more vaccine doses than others?
- APD officers had access to COVID-19 vaccines for months. Why aren’t more vaccinated?
- Hundreds of doses headed to least-vaccinated county in Central Texas but will they get used?
- Vaccine hesitancy and how it could affect the Texas vaccine rollout