Texas expands vaccine eligibility to anyone 50 and older starting next week
Texas health officials announced Wednesday expanded coronavirus vaccine eligibility requirements that begin next week.
In a tweet, officials at the Department of State Health Services said anyone 50 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday as part of the state’s Phase 1C rollout.
Health officials said there are about 5 million Texans between the ages of 50 and 64 and more than a million of them are already vaccinated.
This is in addition to the people who are already eligible to receive the vaccine in phases 1A and 1B, which includes frontline health care workers, nursing home residents and staff, certain teachers and child care workers, and anyone 16 and older with comorbidity.