Texas COVID-19 vaccine distribution, simply explained. Be sure to follow our links to the Texas Department of State Health Services for the full, up-to-date story!
As of January 5, 2021, Texas is vaccinating at this stage:
There is a limited supply, presently
- 1A: Direct Care-Hospital, Long-Term Care, EMS 9-1-1, Home Health, Outpatient, ER/Urgent Care, Pharmacies, Last Responders, School Nurses
- 1A: Long-Term Care – Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities
- 1B: Persons 65+ or 16+ with at least one chronic medical condition, including pregnancy
For more complete information, see Texas Department of State Health Services
“All providers that have received COVID-19 vaccine must immediately vaccinate
- healthcare workers
- Texans over the age of 65
- people with medical conditions that put them at a greater risk of severe disease or death from COVID-19.
- No vaccine should be kept in reserve.”
– DSHS Commissioner John Hellerstedt, M.D.
Texas COVID-19 vaccine in a nutshell
1. Safety is a top priority
2. The vaccines are highly effective. You’ll likely need two doses for full protection.
3. You cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine.
4. Texas is already distributing vaccine and will continue as more becomes available.
Each state is managing its own vaccine distribution program. If you are not in Texas, search out your own state’s information. Texas COVID-19 vaccine distribution is still in the first phases.